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Re: Proposal: New source format (was Re: [Fwd: Re: dpkg question])

>>"Kai" == Kai Henningsen <kai@khms.westfalen.de> writes:

Kai> srivasta@datasync.com (Manoj Srivastava) wrote on 11.05.97 in
Kai> <874tca3st8.fsf@tiamat.datasync.com>:

>> say that if the source is well behaved (that is, it is a tar file
>> that unpacks into *some* directory other than ., compressed or

Kai> You seem to think a tar that unpacks into "." is a problem. I
Kai> still fail to see why.

Kai> Just unpack into a temporary subdirectory.

	I was just thinking of the problem of determining which case
 it was ...

	Suppose I hace A.tar.gz and B.tar.gz, and I need to apply a
 diff to them to get the debianised source. In each case, I unpack
 into ./temp.

	Case 1: I get ./temp/A/{1,2,3}, in the second case I get
 ./temp/{4,5}.  In case 1 I should cd into ./temp/A before applying
 the diff, in the second case I have to cd into ./temp and apply the

	At first glance, it may be difficult to determine whether
 currently we are facing case one or two.

	There may be an easy solution that is not obvious to me.


 Your boss is thinking about you.
Manoj Srivastava               <url:mailto:srivasta@acm.org>
Mobile, Alabama USA            <url:http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>

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