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Bug#538558: freebsd-sendpr: FTBFS with new source format 3.0 (quilt): tarballs inside orig.tar.gz

Package: freebsd-sendpr
Version: 3.113+5.3-10
Severity: wishlist
Usertags: 3.0-quilt-by-default

To prepare a possible switch to the new source package format "3.0
(quilt)" [1], I converted all source packages and rebuilt the packages
afterwards to see what breaks, and freebsd-sendpr does break. To reproduce the
problem you can do this:
$ apt-get source freebsd-sendpr
$ mkdir -p freebsd-sendpr-3.113+5.3/debian/source
$ echo "3.0 (quilt)" >freebsd-sendpr-3.113+5.3/debian/source/format
$ dpkg-source -b freebsd-sendpr-3.113+5.3
$ dpkg-source -x freebsd-sendpr_3.113+5.3-10.dsc
$ cd freebsd-sendpr-3.113+5.3 && debuild -us -uc

In this process, if the .diff.gz contains changes to upstream files,
dpkg-source will have created a corresponding patch in
debian/patches/debian-changes-3.113+5.3-10 and will have registered that
patch in a quilt series (debian/patches/series, it is created if needed).
All the patches listed in the "series" file are applied directly during
the extraction (dpkg-source -x). quilt itself is used if available (and
will thus lead to the creation of the .pc directory), otherwise
dpkg-source applies the patches by itself. For more information about the
new source package format see the manual page dpkg-source(1).

In the case of freebsd-sendpr, patches can't be applied at extraction time
since real sources to be patched are inside another tarball that is not
unpacked. Please consider switching away from such a setup to a more
traditional approach where the real uptream sources are shipped as


[1] http://wiki.debian.org/Projects/DebSrc3.0

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