On 09.02.2018 00:44, Ben Finney wrote: > David Rabel <david.ra...@noresoft.com> writes: > >> I am maintaining jugglinglab. The upstream source package contains a >> compiled binary file. What is the cleanest solution to get rid of it? > > Is the compiled binary file generated entirely from sources that are all > in the upstream source distribution?
Yes, it's genereated from the sources. Allthough I cannot technically verify that. > Is the compiled binary file needed at all — can it be removed without > detriment for generating the Debian package from source? It can be removed, yes. It is recompiled during the build processs anyways. > Probably the best option is to re-pack the source to exclude that file > <URL:https://pkg-perl.alioth.debian.org/howto/repacking.html>. Yes, that's sounds good. Which suffix is best-fitting? +dfsg ? I'm uncertain, since the file is very probably free software. I just don't want to have precomiled binary files inside the source package. David
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