> But do we need to be pedantic about upstream pdf files? > > Our petsc distribution would be in principle be improved if we were to > include the pdf manuals. Yeah, I completely understand. Especially seeing as we now have things like libreoffice-pdfimport. But the FTP masters have specifically stated (in their "Reject FAQ") that they will reject packages with sourceless PDFs. What you could do is use libreoffice-pdfimport to create a source file, repack the tarball and regenerate the pdfs at buildtime. > As far as the win32 exe goes, maintenance would be simpler if we didn't > have to generate a separate dfsg-free upstream tarball just to remove a > file that we don't use. If you want the PDF documentation, you'll have to repack the tarball anyway. get-orig-source targets in debian/rules can speed up this process for future releases. Alternatively, you could try to contact upstream to get these issues sorted out.
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