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Re: Original sources, or not

On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 04:01:26AM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >> Pristine sources are already a desired, but not required,
> >> characteristic. There are enough brain dead upstream packaging
> >> practices that we can not mandate pristine sources.
> > Dont go blaming "upstream" for debians problems, lots of other
> > distro's ship pristine sources, thats a poor excuse.
> 	Poor excuse? Your ignorance is showing. Firstly, there have
>  been upstream sources that have been packaged as zip files, as rar
>  files, and other formats (I seem to recall something distributed as
>  an unarj repository, or something)

I should mention that the original version of p2c was a tar.Z.
I don't even recall if I have an uncompress on the machine. :)

There's also the issue of packaging from CVS, when one usually has to build
the tarball on their own.

IMHO we might just need to explicitely document the existing practice, not
change anything.

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