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Re: DEP-5 (copyright file format) ... gap with practice



On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:27:58AM -0400, David Prévot wrote:
> On the other hand, it defeats the principle of least surprise.
> Distributing a different upstream tarball in Debian than upstream, just
> because, seems plain wrong. Even the dev-ref agrees: “You *should*
> upload packages with a pristine source tarball if possible”.

But how do you feel about the slightly different situation of shipping a
pristine tarball but not performing an autoreconf (etc etc) prior to
./configure -- thus deviating from the "normal" process of building that
package from source? At least it's very clear how an
autoconf-output-stripped tarball is going to be built.


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