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Re: purging upstream source tarball, or not?


On Saturday 17 July 2010 09:54:16 Paul Wise wrote:
> 2010/7/17 Sébastien Barthélemy <barthelemy@crans.org>:
> > Besides collada-dom, the upstream svn and tarballs include several
> > related programs, which I do not plan to build. They are either
> > - dependancies (such as pcre) which are already packaged separately in
> >  debian,
> Please ask upstream to remove embedded code copies from their SVN and
> > tarballs.

I don't think that when upstream has those 3rd party packages included with 
extra effort (supporting them in their build systems, in some cases even 
supporting conditional-building with either the in-source copy or use the 
copy already installed in a system, freshen upstream from time to time, etc) 
would consider removing them just because somebody asks, even if it comes 
from a well-known distribution like Debian/Ubuntu.

At least the packages that I'm thinking of, won't do it in a million years 
and would insist that it's better for their target users (and informal 
surveys of users' opinions seem to confirm that).

Your Mileage May Vary, though.  Do you know of cases where upstream agreed 
to do that?

Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo@gmail.com>

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