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Re: Bug#5950: 'dpkg-buildpackage' removes original source

"Brian C. White" <bcwhite@verisim.com> wrote:
>Package: dpkg-dev
>When I run 'dpkg-buildpackage' to build a package, it archives the
>source and makes a diff.  It then proceeds to erase the original
>source directory tree and later says that it's a diff-only upload.

No, what it does is it compresses the original source tree into a
.tar.gz file.

>callandor:~/build/genpower-1.0.1# nice dpkg-buildpackage
>dpkg-buildpackage: source package is genpower
>dpkg-buildpackage: source version is 1.0.1-2

This is why it's a diff-only upload: unless you pass the "-sa" parameter
to dpkg-buildpackage, dpkg-buildpackage assumes the source has already been

>When all done, there is no longer a "genpower-1.0.1.orig" directory and
>the "genpower_1.0.1-2_i386.changes" does not contain the source archive
>"genpower_1.0.1.orig.tar.gz" that was created.

Because this is only done for revision 1 of a package.

I'm closing this bug; it's a misunderstanding of how dpkg does things.

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