[Fedora-packaging] Re: Modifying upstream tarballs

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Tue Jun 5 07:48:41 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 06:04:37PM -0500, 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?

Yes, the pre-%prep preparations should be minimal and easily
reproducable for the reviewer.

Would you like to formulate a guideline change for voting upon? It
seems like most people are on the same side, so it should be an easy

> 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. 
>  - J<

Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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