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Re: *-dfsg packages


* Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@metux.de> [2010-09-23 22:20:26 CEST]:
> Instead of simply removing non-compliant files, I'd suggest doing
> a full downstream fork, using a modern vcs (eg. git), which not
> just removes certain files but also repairs the damage done by
> that, rebase that onto newer upstream versions and create the
> .orig tarballs from that downstream's releases.

 One question springs to my mind: On a regular basis the non-free parts
aren't distributable, at all. How would you address that in a complete
VCS history? Just because the recent checkout doesn't have the files
doesn't mean they are stored in either the upstream branch directly or
at least in historical commits that aren't too hard to check out.

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