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Re: updates to upstream packages

On Thu, Jun 18, 1998 at 10:58:07AM +0100, James Troup wrote:

> Eh?  The use of .orig.tar.gz pre-dates the use of pristine source
> significantly.  Often there is no way to make certain alterations to
> the upstream source other than to alter the .orig.tar.gz (i.e. if you
> want to mass-remove or add a bunch of binaries, alter symlinks, etc.).
> Making changes to the .orig.tar.gz does make it non-pristine but that
> *doesn't* mean you should go to no .diff.gz and .tar.gz; the latter is
> for Debian-originated source packages (e.g. pdmenu, sysvinit, dpkg
> etc.).  non-pristine != Debian-originated

James is absolutely right here... I wrote way too fast, and somehow I
understood that .orig.tar.gz = pristine, but reading the developers'
reference, it's clear that it isn't that way (section 3.5)



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