Re: Bug#466550: Please clarify the get-orig-source target stated in Policy 4.9
I would like to add what Russ Allbery wrote.
On Tuesday 19 February 2008 1:47:25 am Russ Allbery wrote:
. . .
> Personally, I've always read it has emphasizing an entirely different part
> than what people are talking about here. Rather than focusing on the
> current version bit, I always focused on the "does any necessary
> rearrangement to turn it into the original source tar file format
> described below" bit. I provide this target only for my packages that
> require repackaging of the upstream source as a way of automating that
. . .
When considering the phrase in policy "...does any necessary rearrangement to
turn it into the original source tar file format...", it makes more sense
when it refers to the original source tar file of the source package in
Debian (or will be in Debian), and the original source tarball would be at a
particular version, and thus the get-orig-source should generate that
particular version of the original source tarball of the source package in