[Fedora-packaging] Upstream sources that contain binaries

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Jan 19 15:45:46 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 10:38 -0500, Matt Wringe wrote:
> Hi,
> What is the proper way to handle upstream source tars that also contain
> binary dependencies? This is very common with java packages. 
> Sorry if this is already covered in the guidelines, I couldn't find this
> case mentioned anywhere.
> Should the binaries be removed from the source tar and create a new
> binary-less tar. This method has been used in the past, resulting in new
> tars with -RHCLEAN added to the end of their names.
> Or should the tar just be left alone, and have the a script inside the
> spec scrub out the binaries? 

You shouldn't need to alter the tar, unless those binaries are illegal
somehow. Have the spec remove the binaries in %setup, immediately after

The -RHCLEAN cases were when the tarball contained infringing/forbidden


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