> > > 1. Do not make package native. > > > > What do I need to do to change the package into being non-native ? > > How/where do I specify the non-native version number ? What do I need to do to change the packaging into being non-native ? > > > 2. Please create proper debian directory and not by symlink to some > > > directory with templates and other crap in it. > > > > Why not ? > > Because it breaks some tools which check archive and makes NMUs > needlessly complicated. It sounds like some tools need to be corrected. For example, "man dpkg-buildpackage" reports a "-c" parameter for specifying the control file from a directory OTHER than debian/. But this flag is not available for dpkg-buildpackage. One should be able to provide those files in a directory with any name they want. > > Debian is not the only distribution this system is packaged for. I don't > > like to have a top-level directory called "debian" in the source code > > repository. Instead, I have a directory called packaging/debian. > > There is no need to have debian packaging things in upstream. I disagree. > > There are no hardcoded paths in the build process. I'm not sure why this > > error occurs. > > Have you looked at Makefile in your package? It contains this path on > dozens of lines. Thanks, this was an issue with cleaning up. Corrected now. > > > 7. Source should match the one available on upstream website: > > > $ md5sum SCMBUG_RELEASE_0-26-13.tar.gz scmbug_0.26.13.tar.gz > > > a5c92c23e8c2fa5f67a389e12c04aacd SCMBUG_RELEASE_0-26-13.tar.gz > > > d5645be5bc4a620f8f9db67a11662f0b scmbug_0.26.13.tar.gz > > > > I don't understand how dpkg-buildpackage prepared this new .tar.gz file. > > You should not make native package. Then tarball would match the > original one and all packaging changes will be in separate file.
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