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Bug#380227: texlive-bin: Why is the source in a tar.bz archive?

Hi Norbert,

now that you're obviously back from abroad, I'd like to bring this up
again.  Also because I was again annoyed by it today.  I wrote:

> why does the texlive-bin source package contain a file source.tar.bz2
> instead of unpacked sources?  I find that very inconvenient to work
> with, and it's against the spirit of a Debian package IMHO.  If the
> argument of saving space would be important, someone would have extended
> dpkg-source to be able to read bz2 (or 7zip) archives already.

What do you think?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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