On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 12:54:28AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 11:46:51PM +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> > also sprach Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com> [2002.10.28.2343 +0100]:
> > > dh_make doesn't build .orig.tar.gz files. It makes a copy of the
> > > source tree names <blah>.orig, and it only does that if you don't
> > > tell it that you already have a source tarball using the --file/-f
> > > option.
> > okay. and i still believe that it even makes sense to have .orig
> > stored in the .orig.tar.gz file.
> No. Pristine source helps users trying to see if you're distributing the
> same thing upstream is.
Well, very often upstream distributes package foo as dir foo only, not
as foo-1.2.3, so you have to repackage it anyway, or am i missing
> > it lets you unpack the file as is without having to worry about
> > overwriting the debianized version.
> Use a temporary directory. You should get into the habit of doing this
> when unpacking random tarballs anyway.
Especially since some random tarballs don't install in a subdirectory.
Maybe there is even tar option that helps you do it directly, read the