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Re: debian directory included in upstream

On Tuesday 12 April 2005 21.16, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Miriam Ruiz <little_miry@yahoo.es> [2005.04.12.2044 +0200]:
> > I've tried to explain to him the reasons behind doing
> > it the proper way, with a diff file, but I don't think
> > I was able to do that too well. Quoting him: "The
> > reason I added debian subdirectory is to distribute it
> > with the source files."
> >
> > Any suggestions on how to deal with that?
> Tell him that the ./debian directory has no value when the software
> is available from the Debian archive and that you need to make
> modifications to it frequently. Tell him to remove it from the
> upstream tarball, which is how it's done almost everywhere.

I think having the debian/ directory in the upstream source makes sense if 
the packager works closely with the upstream author (or is the same), 
ideally the package maintainer should have write access to upstream's scm 
tool.  It is only problematic when upstream ships an outdated debian/ 

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