[Fedora-packaging] Modifying upstream tarballs

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Tue Jun 5 14:09:49 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 16:11 +0200, Till Maas wrote:
> On Di Juni 5 2007, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> > The only time we should be modifying tarballs is when the tarball would
> > cause us to ship something in the SRPM that Fedora:
> >
> > - doesn't have permission to distribute
> > - doesn't permit because of its license
> > - would be violating known patents to ship
> >
> > In 99% of the other cases, leave the tarball alone and edit the content
> > in the spec.
> There are two packages I am working on, that contain binaries. Is it o.k. to 
> keep them in the tarball / src.rpm?

If the binaries are under an OK for Fedora license, and it is clear that
there is explicit permission to distribute (usually from the license),
then, yes, it is fine, but you can't put them in the Binary RPM.


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