Re: Sourceless but useless: how about ignoring some irrelevant files instead of repackaging?
Stefano Zacchiroli <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 12:39:34AM +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
>> - Policy does not require to document the repackaging in README.source ;
>> debian/copyright is the right place for this.
> Yes and no. README.source guidelines from policy include this point
> (policy §4.14):
> 4. Optionally, document what steps are necessary to upgrade the
> Debian source package to a new upstream version, if applicable.
> Repacking is one of the action needed to upgrade to a new upstream
> version. It is then arguable that, while it is true that you are not
> required to document *the repacking* in README.source, you are required
> to document *how to repack* there.
Well, you're not required to do anything (the explicit "optionally"), but
if you want to document that there, it's a reasonable place for it. I
personally think that if the package has a working get-orig-source target
that does everything required, it's a bit pointless to also put the
details in README.source, but I can see that going both ways.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>