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Re: looking for sponsor - giac, computer algebra system

On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 07:03:50PM +0200, Geert Stappers wrote:
> > Some packages maintain a debian directory in the upstream CVS, but
> > exclude it from source tarball releases.  That way, the official Debian
> > maintainer can easily use a different debian directory for the packages
> > uploaded to the archive.

> But WHY ???

Because to do otherwise makes diffs of debian/changelog a PITA.

Including a debian/ dir in CVS is reasonable.  Including it in an
upstream source release is not.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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