[Fedora-packaging] Modifying upstream tarballs

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 23:08:29 UTC 2007

On 04 Jun 2007 18:04:37 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III <tibbs at math.uh.edu> wrote:
> I understand that there are circumstances where the upstream tarballs
> need to be modified to removed content which is patented or cannot be
> redistributed for some reason.  However, should that be the extent of
> the permitted modifications?
> Take, for example, this comment from a current review ticket:
> #Original from http://membres.lycos.fr/agisite/prof.zip includes
> #copyrighted executables. Generated new source by unzipping, removing
> #DOS-related content, running dos2unix on the text file, and changing
> #all filenames to lowercase for agistudio compatibility.
> Now, everything except the removal of the executables could be done at
> %prep time in the spec, and that's how we'd insist that things be done
> in the normal case where the upstream tarball (or zipfile, in this
> case) needs no modification.

I'm not sure I see what your point is - the website referred to in the
comment is uninformative in the extreme. What's the BZ # for the
review ticket?

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