On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 16:47:55 (CET), Alessandro Ghedini wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am trying to update the milkytracker package to the latest upstream 
> version (0.90.85).
> The orig tarball of the current version in Debian has been modified by 
> removing the directory "platforms/" which contains some compressed files 
> for various building environments and systems (xcoder fo Mac OS x, 
> devcpp and Visual Studio for Windows, ...) and the "+dfsg" string has been 
> added to the source tarball. 
> All of the files comes with no copyright/license, so I was wondering if 
> it makes sense to remove them and add +dfsg to the source tarball since 
> they don't infringe the DFSG (in addition the maintainance of the package 
> would be much simpler without this step). 
> What do you think? (you can check out the upstream tarballs here [0]).

The lack of copyright and license is the reason for the removal.

> Also, the package is in the 1.0 format, do you think is it ok to switch to
> 3.0 (quilt) and convert the diff.gz patch to quilt (as for Debian 
> Multimedia Team policy)?

I think so.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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