Debian contemplates patch management
Posted May 22, 2008 6:37 UTC (Thu) by cate
Parent article: Debian contemplates patch management
And some patches - such as those removing non-free material -
Technically there are not patches. As you mention in the article, such changes are done in the pristine-tarball: it would have no sense to include a non-free code twice: on original source and as removing patch.
IIRC there is also a proposal for an better documentation (and automatically usable) of how to generate pristine tarballs (original source, removing non-free files, change of format, ...)
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