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Re: Bug#143063 acknowledged by developer (Bug#143063: fixed in mmix 1:0.0.20020615-3)

Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:

> On Mon, Oct 07, 2002 at 11:33:51AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Not quite right.  If only a source code filename were implicated, that
> > would not be a problem.  It's restrictions on what gets *installed*
> > that is the problem.
> I disagree.  We must have the freedom to rename files -- or not -- even
> in the source distribution.

I think this runs into the "patch" issue.  It's always been DFSG-ok
for upstream to insist that we distribute *their* code in pristine
unmodified source, and our changes must be in separate patches.  I
think that applies just as much to the filenames in the upstream
source as to anything else.

Note that a patch can change the location of a file just as
effectively as the contents.


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