Re: mentors.debian.net rejects orig.tar."bz2"
Christoph Haas wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2007 at 05:40:44PM +0100, Patrick Winnertz wrote:
>> Am Montag, 17. Dezember 2007 16:29:40 schrieb Hideki Yamane:
>> > Hi,
>> > I've uploaded package to mentors.debian.net but it failed because
>> > mentors rejects its orig.tar.bz2 file.
>> > It says "You just uploaded a diff file
>> > (ttf-vlgothic_20071215-1.diff.gz) without an upstream tarball (should
>> > have been 'ttf-vlgothic_20071215.orig.tar.gz')." I did it as
>> > ttf-vlgothic_20071215.orig.tar.bz2.
>> Debian uses only .tar.bz2 ... please repackage it with a .orig.tar.gz
> If Debian used .tar.bz2 why whould Hideki repackage the tarball as
> I believe I recently read something about dpkg-buildpackage supporting
> orig.tar.bz2 now. If that's true then I'll have to fix
> mentors.debian.net. Can somebody give us a hint?
The dpkg changelog says (2005-06-11):
* debian/control ([dpkg-dev]Recommends): Recommend bzip2, it's
not an absolute dependency until bz2 packages are supported by
katie and policy.
And indeed policy does not mention bz2, and speaks of orig.tar.gz all over
the place. I guess this means bz2 is not supported yet, even though dpkg