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Re: Replacing web assets with symlinks to packaged versions

Balasankar C wrote:
> On ശനി 09 ജൂലൈ 2016 07:01 വൈകു, Pirate Praveen wrote:
> > On 2016, ജൂലൈ 9 6:02:12 PM IST, Enrico Zini <enrico@enricozini.org> wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> as upstream of https://github.com/spanezz/staticsite I want it so that
> >> when people git clone it or open a tarball of it, it just works,
> >> with no need of installing twitter bootstrap in example/theme manually.
> >>
> >> As Debian packager of it, I want twitter bootstrap in example/theme to
> >> be symlinks to what's in libjs-twitter-bootstrap.
> >
> > You just add a links file in your package to replace the js to symlinks. And add dependency on the js package.
> >
> > That's all you'll need.
> >
> That involves repackaging right? I think he is trying to do it without making
> multiple tarballs.

No, you don't have to remove bundled third-party software from the
source package unless it doesn't have a Free Software license.
Third-party Free Software packages can stay in the source package; you
just want to have the binary package use the packaged versions instead.

- Josh Trpilett

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