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Subject: RE: strange source packaging?
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Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 22:48:41 +1000
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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"Corinna Vinschen" <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Wilson [mailto:cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu] 
> Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 12:44 AM


> of the antecedent project.   There is no way, given just 
> gcc-2.95.3-5-src.tar.bz2, to "revert to the 'original' 
> source" -- short 
> of also downloading the 2.95.3 source from www.gcc.org, 
> unpacking both, 
> and doing 'diff -r cygwin-version-of-gcc gnu-version-of-gcc'.

And the GPL requires us to document the changes made - if we have the
patch pre-applied, with no reverse patch, then this isn't the case.
Asking folk to go elsewhere to get that 'pristine' source puts the onus
on the upstream to make that available, which we can't do - for the same
reason that folk that ship cygwin1.dll need to host their own copy of
the source.

Rob

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