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 188.8.131.52: "Repackaged upstream source".