Re: How to recover the debian/ dir
On Fri, Apr 16, 1999 at 02:58:29PM -0700, Adam Klein wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 1999 at 08:38:57PM +0200, Bart Warmerdam wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 15, 1999 at 11:40:24PM -0700, Adam Klein wrote:
> > > On Thu, Apr 15, 1999 at 04:47:04PM -0500, Jianming YOU wrote:
> > >
> > > Use 'ar x myutil_1.0-1.deb' to unpack the parts of the deb, and then use
> > > tar to extract the control files from control.tar.gz.
> > >
> > Better (at least easier) is: 'dpkg-source -x myutil_1.0-1.dsc'
> Well, if he had the source packages, that would work. I'm under the impression
> that all he has is the .deb.
If the old .deb is in the dists, he should be able to DL the orig.tar.gz, diff,
and dsc files and rebuild the original -- then just cp/mv the debian/ dir from
there -- I had to do that once -- it worked even better than I thought it would.