On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 10:04:13AM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Stefano Zacchiroli <z...@debian.org> [2009.05.10.1616 +0200]:
> > I _think_ that Manoj's point was more about the fact that
> > re-creating the auto* files are not (necessarily) part of the
> > trust relationship that users put into the pristine-ness of
> > upstream tarball.
> I am not sure I parse you correctly. Are you saying distro packagers
> should or should not recreate auto* files?

Sorry for the unclear wording. I'm saying that the trust our users
have in the "pristine-ity" of upstream sources should not rely on the
fact that we do not change auto* files.

Hence if, for any reason, we find appropriate to recreate auto* files,
we should do that. In particular, if it helps in syncing with upstream
VCSs and get rid of tarballs, let's recreate auto* more often!


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