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freebsd-manpages upstream tar ball format (was: Re: kfreebsd freeze exception)


Julien Cristau wrote:
> > - freebsd-manpages 8.1-1: this one is a new upstream version that has
> >   just been uploaded, but it only contains documentation. The goal is to
> >   have the documentation in sync with the code (all the kfreebsd related
> >   packages have been upgraded to 8.1).
> > 
> It'd be nice if stuff wasn't hidden away in binary files so debdiff
> would work, but unblocked.

That's basically the reason why I haven't sponsored that package
already about three weeks ago:

Upstream distributes the tar ball in a dozen (or so) 1.44 MB sized
chunks which IIRC give concatentated together a tar ball. Why do we
then use a tar ball of those files as orig.tar.gz instead of the
concatenated tar ball produced out of these files?

		Regards, Axel
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