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Re: Bug#382995: ITP: nekohtml -- HTML parser for Java

Robert Schuster wrote:
> first: I think this discussion fits better on the debian-java list. :)

Why? It's about specific policies listed on the pkg-java web pages.

> As far as I understood it you should do the 'repackaging' programmatically. Put
> every needed operation to make the upstream sources suitable in the clean:: rule.

This is the first time I came across this solution. Actually it sounds
wrong to me. The problem is that the upstream tarball contains parts
that are not redistributable or not DFSG-free in the first place.
Clearly the orig tarball has to be repacked manually. (I maintain other
packages where this is the case.)

Can you give me an example of a package that uses this method?

>> Also, I really dislike using dpatch/quilt in conjunction with SVN

> The dpatch/quilt/simple-patchsys thingie is part of the debian build system I think.

No, there is nothing special about these patch systems. They are just
utilities that developers can use, or not.


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