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Old 08-17-2012, 11:55 AM
Pau Garcia i Quiles
 
Default Enabling uupdate to simply remove files from upstream source (Was: Minified javascript files)

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:26:49PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
>> > > > As an unrelated idea which popped up when reading this: Do you think it
>> > > > would be a sensible enhancement to uupdate if it could deal with a list
>> > > > of files (wildcard strings that could be feed to `rm -rf`) which should
>> > > > be removed from the upstream tarball? This could simplify repackaging
>> > > > to a certain amount.
>> > >
>> > > I use a script for this:
>> > >
[...]
>
>> > I'm using a more sophisticated script, that allows to filter at the same
>> > time as the file is downloaded, without actually extracting to disk.
[...]

It's not a matter of using a better or worse script, having dpkg, or
uupdate, or some other tool do that for us. It's a matter of
repackaging. It's a matter of altering upstream's package for (IMHO)
no good reason. It's a matter of breaking user confidence: users are
no longer able to compare Debian's .orig.tar.gz with upstream's
tarball, or with Gentoo's traball, or with Fedora's tarball, etc just
because we are shipping a different source tarball.

I can understand repackaging when there are licensing issues,
copyright issues, etc (music files, unlicensed artwork, etc) but for
jQuery's minified JavaScript file, which is distributed under full
compliance with jQuery's license and we have the full source
(un-mininified) and the package build-depends on libjs-jquery and the
package does not use the minified file at all? Give me a break.

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Old 08-17-2012, 11:58 AM
Andreas Tille
 
Default Enabling uupdate to simply remove files from upstream source (Was: Minified javascript files)

Hi,

On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 01:55:23PM +0200, Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Andreas Tille <andreas@an3as.eu> wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:26:49PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> >> > > > As an unrelated idea which popped up when reading this: Do you think it
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^

> >> > > > would be a sensible enhancement to uupdate if it could deal with a list
> >> > > > of files (wildcard strings that could be feed to `rm -rf`) which should
> >> > > > be removed from the upstream tarball? This could simplify repackaging
> >> > > > to a certain amount.
> >> > >
> >> > > I use a script for this:
> >> > >
> [...]
> >
> >> > I'm using a more sophisticated script, that allows to filter at the same
> >> > time as the file is downloaded, without actually extracting to disk.
> [...]
>
> It's not a matter of using a better or worse script, having dpkg, or
> uupdate, or some other tool do that for us. It's a matter of
> repackaging. It's a matter of altering upstream's package for (IMHO)
> no good reason.

Please read again my initial mail. We all know that there are good
reasons to repack. Simply assume I'd write about these cases.

Kind regards

Andreas.

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