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Re: [Fwd: Re: mplayer, the time has come]

Scripsit A Mennucc <mennucc1@debian.org>

>  debianizer - isn't there a debian/rules way to do this now?

> no way at all

Yes way. Look up the documentation of 'debian/rules get-orig-source'
in policy.

> suppose that I do this:
> $ tar xjf MPlayer-1.0pre6.tar.bz2
> $ mv MPlayer-1.0pre6  mplayer-1.0pre6
> $ tar czf mplayer_1.0pre6.orig.tar.gz

> at this point I am dead:

Doctor, it hurts when I do this? Then don't do that. There are no a
priori restrictions on what kind of rearrangement and deletion code
you can put in the get-orig-source target. An rm command is fully

> when I looked in it 2 years ago, I saw that many files did not have proper
> copyright statements in them. Since I am not packaging anything from
> TOOLS, I took the radical step to delete them

Ideally, repackaged source should only omit subsystems that we have a
good reason to omit. Too radical deletion is a disservice to users who
use the Debian sources to build things and who might have a use for
those things. If they are in the upstream sources and free enough for
us to ship in the source package, we should ship them in the source

Henning Makholm                         "Logic is a system for talking about
                   propositions that can be true or false, or at least enjoy
           properties that are generalized versions of truth and falsehood."

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