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Re: spotweb_0~20110903+gitab1d95b4-1_i386.changes REJECTED

On 09/07/2011 04:47 PM, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 4:42 PM, Jan-Pascal van Best wrote:
>> Some of the compressed .js and .css files in the upstream source are not
>> accompanied by their uncompressed originals. I've now put those in
>> debian/extra_sources, to be able to generate the proper compressed files
>> at package build time. Is that the proper way to handle this?
> That is a reasonable workaround for the case where upstream refuses to
> do the compression at build time.
> Much better would be to get upstream to remove the compressed versions
> from their source tarballs and VCS repository (if present) and
> generate them at "build time" while also providing compressed versions
> in a separate file for users of those.
Upstream is only GIT, there are no official releases yet (I've asked,
since the application is already widely used). There is also nothing
like build time, since upstream more or less advises to use "git clone"
to put the application in your web space (ugh). That's why I've opted
for the present solution.


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