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Re: duplicate library code in a package

Andreas Fester wrote:
>> Sorry, but I have to point out that your recommendation describes the
>> very opposite of Debian best packaging practices.
> I am just not sure how "strong" this practice should be seen. My

Quite frankly, I was disappointed that this recommendation didn't get
more criticism. The Developer's Reference Ch. 6.7.8 is very clear and

>> - Specifically, if you need to update autotool output, this belongs 100%
>>   in the diff.gz (directly or via dpatch et al).
> Yeah, but you get a huge amount of warnings .... so if you have to
> repackage anyway, you could also remove those files, even though
> it might not be good practice to repackage for that reason *only* ...
No, sorry. You're supposed to stay as close to pristine as you can.

Kind regards

Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/

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