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Re: duplicate library code in a package

On Wed, 28 Sep 2005, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:

An excellent point.  I imagine that it would also be permissible to
repackage the .orig.tar.gz file so that it is gone from there as well.


True, but then there is an additional step to taking a new tarball release and making a package. I think it is better practice not to modify the upstream tarball. Suppose that I were gone and you wanted to package a new release of my package. If I have a special, hidden procedure to prepare the original tarball, then you would not be able to just apply the diffs from the old source and have a chance to make it work.


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Illinois Institute of Technology
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