Re: Handling of GnuWin32 source packages
Volker Grabsch <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Which of these ways is the current, modern, best practise way of
> handling such exotic source archives?
I don't think that there's a general consensus about that.
> The "Debian New Maintainers' Guide" explicitly says that it doesn't
> cover this topic. The "Debian Developer's Reference" has one interesting
> chapter "Best practices for orig.tar.gz files"
> This covers "Repackaged upstream source", but it's very vague. It
> doesn't say much about my three ways.
It's vague with respect to your questions because I didn't see the need
to address them - the real question was "when is repacking accepted at
> Personally, I like the way 3) at most, because it directly uses the
> upstream zip files. If I do so, may I then leave the required
Yes, I think so - you'll tell where to get the ZIP file in
> Although they use a "repacked source", they didn't provide a
> README.Debian-source. Are there exceptions from that rule?
Nobody is enforcing that, and it's actually a rather new addition to the
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