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dr at jones.dk
Tue Mar 15 19:39:43 UTC 2011
Generally fine points, but some of them are exxaggerating and can thus
be misleading even if not totally wrong:
On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 07:44:04PM +0100, Alessandro Ghedini wrote:
>Also, since you have repackaged the orig.tar archive, you have also to
>document it properly in the d/copyright (you can use a 'Comment:'
>field), or in the d/README.source file, telling what and why you have
>removed (like ).
Notes on uncommon packaging procedures (which creating of tarballs from
SVN falls under) belong in debian/README.source only.
What should be mentioned in debian/copyright is documenting parts of
upstream source stripped or in other ways avoided from Debian
>As per Debian Policy you also have to provide a 'get-orig-source'
>target in the d/rules file, which builds properly the new tarball
>(without the files you decided to remove). This makes easier for future
>maintainance (you won't have to repack the tarball manually every time
>you update the package).
You don't "have to" provide a get-orig-source target, but yes, you are
encouraged to do so.
>Actually, the get-orig-source rule would have been required anyway,
>since you are using directly the sources from a SVN repository (I have
>not much experience in packaging directly from svn, so I missed this at
>the beginning). Have a look at  for an example of what you should
Again, this does not make get-orig-source a _requirement_.
>Another requirement for the repackaged upstream tarball is to add
>something like '~dfsg' to both the source and binary packages version
>just to make clear to everyone that you have modified it. The package
>versions would look something like:
> 0.0~dfsg+revNNN for the source package
> 0.0~dfsg+revNNN-1 for the binary package
This is no requirement (for the reasons described above): A dfsg in the
version number indicated that the source has been repackaged in order to
comply with "Debian Free Software Guidelines" which is independent from
creating a tarball due to upstream distributing in other forms than by
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