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Re: How to include information about a source package ?

George Danchev <danchev@spnet.net> writes:
> On Sunday 30 April 2006 21:37, Russ Allbery wrote:

>> I don't find get-orig-source as useful for normal packages that don't
>> require repackaging of upstream source.  In that case, for the most
>> part, I don't think it's worth the effort.

> Nobody says that get-orig-source must be only used for repackaging
> purposes. I think it is fine to have such target just getting the
> upstream source (ok a hash checking against a previously checked and
> trusted version is required) without further modifications over it which
> is to be built on the autobuilder or end user side. Any worries with
> that ?

Oh, not at all.  I think it's quite fine to have such a target if you want
one.  I just wouldn't look for one when sponsoring a pacakge that doesn't
have repackaged upstream source, and generally don't bother writing one

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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