Re: Upstream maintainer adding debian/rules
On Fri, Nov 06, 1998 at 09:11:42PM +0200, Kalle Niemitalo wrote:
> Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <email@example.com> writes:
> > I just wanted to make sure we agree. :-)
> Well, you certainly scared me off.
Sorry. You just sounded to me like you needed that - which I now see
was a false idea.
> > The upstream and Debian .orig tarballs are identical, just the name is
> > different. You can eg. symlink them in your FTP site, if you want.
> The last time I looked, the directory inside had a different name as
> well. Has this changed?
Hmm. I just tested that with lilo, and it seems you're right.
However, in my packages, .orig.tar and upstream .tar are identical,
and that hasn't been a problem with lintian, nor have I seen anything
in the docs forbidding this. dpkg-source -x will rename the directory
on unpack, if necessary - and with malaga it is, so I've actually seen
So, unless somebody says I'm wrong, you can go ahead and use identical
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