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Re: camlidl: first commit on pkg-ocaml-maint alioth project

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 10:08:54AM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 at 07:42:01PM +0200, Jérôme Marant wrote:
> > > 1) is easier for the developer who want to contribute to find the
> > >    tarball there and avoid looking around the web to find it
> > > 2) can be useful for repacking old version of packages when old upstream
> > >    tarballs have been removed from the web
> > Isn't the debian/copyright there for pointing at the upstream
> > tarball?
> Yes, but in almost all packages I've worked on that field is usually
> left untouched since the first version of the debian package. Moreover
> this address onlyl point (1) above, not (2).
> But, I can't understand your point: is it a problem to keep tarballs
> there? They need not so much space and they are not going to be included
> in the debian package, so what's the matter?

Is it not better to store them unpacked, so you will only store the
first one + the changes to next version, with proper version tags that


Sven Luther

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