On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 10:38 AM, Jon Ciesla <limb jcomserv net> wrote: >> >> Because of a leagl issue, I have to remove a file from the upstream >> archive in one of my RPMs  >> >> 1. extract the upstream archive >> 2. remove the said file >> 3. create again an archive with the same name and use it as Source0 >> >> Is there something I should take care of concerning timestamps or >> other subtleties ? >> >> Should I mention what I did to the upstream archive in my spec file ? > > What I've done in the past is to do the above, and place the steps to > convert the old tarball into the new, verbatim, in comments near the > Source0 tag, with comments as to why, BZ#, etc. I need to remove some files from the Asterisk tarballs (one for legal reasons, the other for size/redundancy issues). Since this is something I have to do fairly frequently, I wrote a script to do the work for me. It should be fairly easy to adapt my script for another package's needs. The script should be included as a source in the package. -- Jeff Ollie "You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." -- Marcus to Franklin in Babylon 5: "A Late Delivery from Avalon"
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