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?
,''`. | Axel Beckert <email@example.com>, http://people.debian.org/~abe/
: :' : | Debian Developer, ftp.ch.debian.org Admin
`. `' | 1024D: F067 EA27 26B9 C3FC 1486 202E C09E 1D89 9593 0EDE
`- | 4096R: 2517 B724 C5F6 CA99 5329 6E61 2FF9 CD59 6126 16B5