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Re: duplicate library code in a package

On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 01:08:47PM -0500, Carlo Segre wrote:
> 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.
See devref section "Repackaged upstream source".

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