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Re: non-pristine sources



On Tue, Apr 21, 1998 at 06:22:30PM -0400, Bob Hilliard wrote:
>      One of the dictionary packages I am preparing for use with the
> dictd server is distributed as two separate .tar.gz files, so I will
> have to make a combined file as _orig.tar.gz.  Do I have to ask for
> permission to use non-pristine sources in such a case?
> 
>      Another dictionary package contains formatting software and
> datbases for five dictionaries in the upstream tarball.  One of these
> dictionaries - The Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing (foldoc) -is
> updated almost daily, but the source package is not.  I intend to
> remove foldoc from the upstream package, leaving a non-pristine source
> for the remaining four dictionaries, and create another source package
> for foldoc, which I expect to update frequently.  Do I have to ask for
> permission to do this?
> 
> Bob     
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I think you can consider using the get-orig-source target to make your
modification, some time, upstream archive just need a little workout to
remove all the unnecessary stuff in it.

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