Re: Where to mention, when several tarballs are merged into one .orig.tar.gz
Russ Allbery <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I still think that debian/copyright is a more natural location for this
> information. debian/copyright is where we're required to specify the
> source of the upstream tarball. Any customizations to the upstream
> tarball seem to me to be part and parcel with specifying its source.
> Plus, usually describing the repackaging only takes a sentence or maybe a
> paragraph, which is a bit short to warrant a separate file.
Makes sense. OTOH, using a separate well-known file makes it easy to see
at first glance that the upstream tarball has been repackaged.
I'd say that, if you're using README.Debian-source, you should mention
the repackaging in debian/copyright along with a pointer to
README.Debian-source for the details.
> I'll open a wishlist bug against developers-reference.