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Original sources, or not


many packages seem to contain .orig.tar.gz files which may or may not be 
directly related to the files actually available from upstream. That is 

I think that it would make sense to add a requirement to Policy that 
the .orig.tar.gz file should be an unmodified copy from upstream.

If that is not possible or doesn't make sense for some reason, the way to go 
from there to here should be documented either textually or, preferably, 
achieved by running debian/package_upstream (or whatever).


Matthias Urlichs    |    {M:U} IT Design @ m-u-it.de     |    smurf@debian.org
Disclaimer: The quote was selected randomly. Really. | http://smurf.debian.net
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