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Re: Bug#171221: openmotif: openmotif is not a native package

>>"Brendan" == Brendan O'Dea <bod@debian.org> writes:

 Brendan> On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 09:46:01AM +0000, Julian Gilbey wrote:
 >> On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 06:35:52PM +1100, Brendan O'Dea wrote:
>> Personally I prefer to rename the upstream tarball to .orig.tar.gz so it
>> is byte-for-byte identical (although this is technically violating
>> current policy which requires it to unpack into a .orig directory).
 >> I don't see anywhere in policy which requires this.

 Brendan> Well, perhaps not in policy proper but in the appendices to
 Brendan> policy from the Packaging Manual--"C.3. Source packages as
 Brendan> archives":

	The appendices are not normative; and especially the
 packaging manual has not been updated to reflect the current
 capabilities of the packaging tools. Indeed, this demonstrates on of
 the reasons that people asked for the packaging manual not to be
 considered policy, since large chunks of the packaging manual started
 their life as documentation of the packaging tools.

	At some point I hope to identify and extract the parts of the
 packaging manual that describe abstract _interfaces_ to the packaging
 system, and see if that could be standardized.


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