[Fedora-packaging] Modifying upstream tarballs

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Mon Jun 4 23:58:39 UTC 2007

On Monday 04 June 2007 19:56:59 Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Monday 04 June 2007 19:04:37 Jason L Tibbitts III 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?
> I would prefer it to just be the absolutely necessary changes, doing the
> rest later in the package.  In the case that the inappropriate content goes
> away upstream, then we can immediately switch to an unmodified source.

Oh, and it makes it far easier to verify the upstream vs what is in the 
package when only the necessary changes are made.  If more and more changes 
are made it makes it more and more difficult to verify.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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