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Re: Minified javascript files

Pau Garcia i Quiles <pgquiles@elpauer.org> writes:

> While working today on Wt again, I've noticed if I were to repackage the
> upstream tarball to remove jquery.min.js, I would also remove the
> Doxygen-generated HTML apidox. After all, I'm also regenerating them,
> therefore to me it's just a few thousands of useless files in upstream's
> tarball. But what's FTP masters stance on this?

I don't think ftp-master particularly cares what additional scrubbing you
do once you have to repackage upstream.  If you don't have to repackage
upstream, there's a strong preference that you don't do so, but once you
go down that path, I don't think anyone is particularly concerned with
what else you change provided that it's generally sensible.  Either one
can verify checksums with the upstream release or one can't.

I drop the Windows code and the products of upstream's autogen.sh in one
of my packages for similar reasons; it saves a few MB of archive space for
code that's never used in Debian, and I have to repackage upstream anyway,
so why not.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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