Le dimanche 24 janvier 2010 à 17:31 +0100, Martin Bagge a écrit :
> On Sun, 24 Jan 2010, Julien Lavergne wrote:
> > The debian directory should never be part of a tarball. Upstream can
> > maintain a debian directory in the svn tree, but never it should release
> > it.
> This is ofc not true, it might be in your opinion true but not in any
> other way.
> How upstream decide to do releases are the driveers of the projects
> decision, noone else.
> There were some debate over the issue back in December (and have been
> numerous times before)
It's the opinion of some people, not of the whole project. And for now,
the "usual rule" is to remove the debian/ directory.
It's also a technical problem (see the second link). All debian
directories in a tarball will finished removed, and the tarball
re-packaged without it. It's because Debian tools can't handle this
This is also why maintaining a debian directory in the svn tree is a
good thing, for the reasons said in the links you posted.
Other solutions are available, like renaming the debian/ to
debian-upstream/, to not conflict.