Re: How to package software with binaries in tarball?
On 6/14/07, Steinar H. Gunderson <email@example.com> wrote:
On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 10:06:20PM +0400, Sergei Golovan wrote:
>> pristine source. It is rather nice to be able take debian's tar.gz and
>> verify with md5sum or a detached gpg sig that upstream's tarball is
> The original tarball contains non-free RFCs, so it is recreated anyway.
On a general note (I haven't checked if this applies to erlang or not):
Please, if you repack, include the exact instructions for repacking in
debian/copyright; ideally down to something you could cut-and-paste into a
shell. Even though the resulting tarball might not be identical, it makes for
much easier NMUing _and_ upstream intactness checking.
Is get-orig-source target in debian/rules, which fetches and repacks
orig.tar.gz sufficient? I guess it should be.