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Re: Bug#882723: src:keepassxc: Generated file without preferred form of source: src/zxcvbn/dict-src.h




On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 03:53:24AM -0500, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> On 11/26/2017 02:38 PM, Sean Whitton wrote:
> > 
> > However, the preferred format of modification is in fact present in the
> > zxcvbn-c source package, which builds dict-src.h as part of its package
> > build.  So I wonder if you could refer to that package in README.source
> > and it would be enough for the ftp-masters?
> 
> That's fairly fragile, e.g., if a new version of zxcvbn-c comes out, the
> source (may) not be there any longer. That'd create an unexpected and
> surprising (at least to zxcvbn-c's maintainer) failure to meet the social
> contract.
> 
> I'm not sure if that (possibly very unlikely) chance is worth repacking the
> tarball or not. Or if ftp-masters will see it as required.

Another option is to put the source under debian/missing-sources/, avoiding a
tarball repack, as suggested by the corresponding lintian tag:

 https://lintian.debian.org/tags/source-is-missing.html

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