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Re: pristine sources?

On Wed, Oct 08, 1997 at 09:26:08PM -0400, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> Paul,
>   Paul>  I've got a few outstanding bug reports filed against me that
>   Paul> basically say I can use pristene sources instead of repacking them.
>   Paul> I wasn't able to find out exactly -how- to do that.. could someone
>   Paul> fill me in?
> You need a recent dpkg (ie from hamm). Then it is simply a matter of renaming
> the existing upstream tarball according to our conventions, ie as
> 	package_x.y-z.orig.tar.gz
> and putting it above the current working directory. That does the trick.
> At least, it worked for me.
> Cheers, Dirk
> --
>  edd@debian.org   http://rosebud.sps.queensu.ca/~edd   PGP KeyID 1024/6D7F08DD

But then how should I handle braindead upstream sources that unpack into
the _current_ directory instead of doing what everyone else does and unpacking
into their own directory?  For instance:

andersee@dillweed% tar -tvzf nedit_source.tar.gz
drwxr-xr-x nirvana/nirvana   0 1997-01-16 09:47 ./
-rw-r--r-- nirvana/nirvana 1143 1997-01-16 09:47 Makefile
-rw-r--r-- nirvana/nirvana 4257 1997-01-16 09:47 README
-rw-r--r-- nirvana/nirvana  825 1997-01-16 09:47 nc.man
-rw-r--r-- nirvana/nirvana 86726 1997-01-16 09:47 nedit.doc
-rw-r--r-- nirvana/nirvana  1247 1997-01-16 09:47 nedit.man
drwxr-xr-x nirvana/nirvana     0 1997-01-16 09:47 source/
[-----------rest tar listing snipped------------------]

How do I pack this up using pristine source?  


Erik B. Andersen   Web:    http://www.inconnect.com/~andersen/ 
                   email:  andersee@debian.org
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