On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 08:32:36PM +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com> [2002.10.28.2008 +0100]:
> > > Actually, this should be
> > >
> > > tar -czvf libc12_1.6.orig.tar.gz libc12-1.6.orig/
> > Why?
> .orig.tar.gz files unpack .orig directories, that's why. I don't know
> why this is so, but I know that it is so.
If you don't know why it is so, then why are you instructing others to do
In fact, it is not so. Pristine .orig.tar.gz files do not generally unpack
.orig directories, and source archives should be pristine whenever possible.