q: excluding upstream files from tarball
dr at jones.dk
Thu Dec 16 18:05:00 UTC 2010
On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 06:02:37PM +0100, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>darn, i wrote a long reply to this but then we had a power failure and
>the mail is gone....
>> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 05:54:36PM +0100, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
>>> shouldn't all this exclusion be documented somewhere, e.g. in
>On 2010-12-14 21:26, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> Instead of above, I include the upstream-tarball.mk CDBS snippet,
>> declare with DEB_UPSTREAM_REPACKAGE_EXCLUDES what to exclude, and the
>> "debian/rules get-orig-source" then automagically repackages a
>> DFSG-free tarball from the pristine tarball offered upstream.
>> And yes, in addition to that, I also mention the stripped parts in
>> debian/copyright. I personally consider such note required, but
>> recent discussions about DEP5 indicated that not all agree with that.
Whoops, I misread your question: You did not talk about debian/copyright
but about debian/README.source.
Yes, see e.g. the README.source in the csound package.
>wouldn't it be nice to have a short notice about how the sources got
>imported (if that was done in any non-standard way)?
>and again: wouldn't README.source be the right place?
Not only "nice" - this is encouraged by Debian Policy.
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