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Re: "Brian C. White" <bcwhite@verisim.com>

Ian Jackson <ian@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> Brian White writes:
> > 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.
> I agree with Dale Scheetz.  dpkg-buildpackage is operating as
> documented and designed and will not be changed.
> There are some technical reasons which make it more necessary to
> remove the original source directory than just to save space: if you
> do not then either you must recreate the .orig.tar.gz (thus producing
> a different .orig.tar.gz and breaking diff-only uploads) or somehow
> guess which to use if you find both .orig.tar.gz and .orig.

You don't have to guess, you have just stated that using the
.orig.tar.gz is the only one that makes sense - unless I am missing


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