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Re: recent waf rc bugs and stable release


Am 09.01.2012 20:02, schrieb Julien Cristau:

> Personally, I'd like to know what the reasoning is for
> 1) a mass bug filing without prior debian-devel discussion
> 2) seemingly deciding that tarballs aren't source

Let me start by answering 2) first:  We are not talking about tarballs
here.  IMHO tarballs themselves are quite fine.  But we are not talking
about a tarball here. We are talking about a python script embedding a
blob, which get's somehow modified before it can be extraced via not
really documented ways -- "./waf --help" doesn't mention anything about
extracting it for example.

So I really think there is a difference between a tarball and waf.

Coming back to your first question:  The ftp-team got involved when a
package using waf was found in NEW.  We found that it does not satisfy
the DFSG and that other packages are affected as well.  However, for
some there are already bug reports, for some not.  So it seemed us to be
the best to create equal settings for all involved packages.

Best regards,

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