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Re: Enabling uscan to simply remove files from upstream source

Hi Paul,

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 09:39:00AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 6:21 PM, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > Any further hints / remarks?
> In comparison to the current method for repacking (debian/rules
> get-orig-source), this doesn't allow per-file-set comments about why
> the file-set is being removed. I often use this to document in more
> detail why I am removing files. So I view this spec as a downgrade
> from what we have now.

Besides the suggestion of Jonas which I like in principle and would be
the easiest way to implemet it came to my mind that we could be free to
ignore everything past '#' to make these strings valid:

    # ignore copy of lua
    sqlite3.* # we use Debian's own sqlite
    #  The dada files are that long that there is no point in leaving
    #  them so the complete directory is removed
    *.pdf # We do not have the source of the pdfs

I have some preference for Jonas' suggestion using
Files-Excluded-Comment because it looks cleaner - but both should
solve your problem.

Kind regards



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