Re: Writing get-orig-source targets to conform with policy
* Andres Mejia <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2008-02-17 05:10:01 CET]:
> I have two questions. First question is;
> Is it at all possible to write a get-orig-source target that calls an external
> script to handle generating the orig tarball?
Why shouldn't it?
> The problem I'm facing is when the get-orig-source target is written like:
> It works fine under the package's top directory, but fails under any other
> directory, for instance, /tmp.
Why does it fail there? It just make's no sense... But hmm, well, what
do you mean with /tmp? You can't call from /tmp any debian/rules in any
other directory than in the current one, dh_testdir is always applied.
If you are having problems with a noexec mounted /tmp you should have
the same problems with debian/rules because it isn't called as argument
to make but as it were a program on itself.