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Re: Repackaging upstream source with file modifications?

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 12:09:50PM +0000, Wookey wrote:
> On 2018-02-12 11:22 +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Huh.  I hadn't thought of that option, but it seems peculiar and
> > excessively baroque (it basically splits the patch into a remove and an
> > add, making it less obviously identical to the one submitted upstream
> > and harder to keep track of in git).  Is there a strong reason to take
> > that approach?
> I'd have done the same as Simon. The main advantage is that it makes
> the tarball free software, which we generally don't get any leeway
> about

The same advantage is gained by simply patching the replacement code
into the regenerated tarball in a single step, rather than removing in
one step and adding in another.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx]