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Re: RFS schoolbell - A calenaring server for schools

* Kevin B. McCarty (kmccarty@Princeton.EDU) wrote:
> Matthew Palmer wrote:
> > I just had another thought -- make a -1 revision with an empty diff.  Weird,
> > but I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work...
> Why would the diff be empty?  I would think it should contain the debian
> subdir in any case.  It makes no sense to ship a debian directory in
> generic source code released for RedHat, Windows, etc. (it would just
> uselessly increase the tarball size) so it might as well go into the
> Debian-specific diff.gz.
> Even as both upstream and maintainer, you (Brian Sutherland) might find
> it useful to keep Debian packaging stuff separate from the main body of
> code.  Then if there is a bug in debian/rules, or Debian Policy is
> updated to mandate some new control field, you don't have to release an
> entirely new tarball just to fix a Debian-specific issue.

I agree with this.  Really, debian-native packages are debian-specific
packages.  I would strongly encourage you to *not* make this a
debian-native package.


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