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Re: Original sources, or not

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 11:40:12 +0200, Matthias Urlichs
<smurf@smurf.noris.de> said:

> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> While I admit that pristine sources are a good thing (which is  why
>> not having pristine sources is deprecated); it is way premature  to
>> suggest making  that a policy requirement.

> You might have misunderstood me. I advocate requiring either
> - package pristine upstream
> - include a shell script which creates an orig.tar.gz (not "the", as
>   creating an identical file is impossible, but one
>    which ends up with the same overall md5sum as detailed in my last
>    mail)

	Uhh, if you can't create the identical file, how can you get
 one with the same md5sum?  Have you cracked md5sum? What am I

> - a note in the copyright(?) file explaining what has been done

	We can recommend doing this one.


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