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Re: Bug#96458: xv is NOT a native Debian package (fwd)

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

> Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > could someone else please read the discussion in #96458 answer Philippe?
> > I'm tired of this frustrating discussion with someone who tried to make
> > xv a native Debain package.
> Well Phil is clearly ignoring the intent of policy, the reasons we have
> a .orig.tar.gz in the first place (can you say "pristine source"?),
> well established ways of doing things in the project, etc.

The pristine source is inside the .tar.gz.

Did anybody look at the package at all ?

If you look at glibc_*.orig.tar.gz, is that the pristine source ?
No. If we do not ship the pristine source, does it make sense to have
this arbitrary distinction between .orig.tar.gz and .diff.gz ? I do
not think so, and since the policy does not explicitely prohibit it a
re-packaged xv like this.

Anyways, the package is likely to get removed from the archive anyways
since the license prohibits redistributing modified versions... so
this discussion is moot.


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