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Re: compressed binaries in packages, for or against?

On Sat, Apr 21, 2001 at 01:36:36PM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> So, I informed the fellow that if he wants UPX to pass lintian he has to get
> policy to support it first.  The consensus on #debian-devel was that compressed
> binaries is a bad idea for Debian to ship and that this should be a user's
> choice.

I agree, if for no other reason than "least surprise". We don't want our
users having to figure out what a compressed binary is, and how to use

IMO, lintian should complain loudly if it enounters a compressed binary.
If he's concered about one example binary in his upx package, then he
should override it for that special case.


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