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Re: git vs dfsg tarballs

On 21.11.18 04:22, Paul Wise wrote:

> I don't think Andreas was talking about applying the DFSG but about
> files we don't have permission to distribute at all.

Have there been any cases where those files have been in the
upstream VCS ? I don't recall any such case.

For the case where certain parts shouldn't be built/shipped due to
policy, this can - and IMHO should - be handled with changes within
the VCS, instead of having tarballs laying around w/o any clear
history and no indication how exactly it was created from upstream.

Actually, since about a decade, I'm not doing any code changes outside
git, and I'm building packages only directly from git. Frankly, I don't
see any reason why that can't be the standard case.


Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
Free software and Linux embedded engineering
info@metux.net -- +49-151-27565287

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