Re: dpkg --build broken?
In article <19990909004605.A30958@w3.org> you wrote:
> I updated my system (lastest libc, etc) and found the following problem:
> 'dpkg --build' doesn't record the correct path.
The upstream tar source changed behaviour. The dpkg build stuff has a command
line that does something akin to "tar cf - .", where the "." is the issue. In
previous versions of tar, the leading "./" was stripped. I gather from the
upstream maintainer that this was the source of several problems. Regardless,
the latest tar source does *not* mangle paths, it uses exactly what you tell
> Am I the only one having this problem?
What problem are you actually having? Is the leading "./" causing an
observable problem with a Debian package other than lintian?
The paths are equivalent, and I haven't seen anything other than lintian that
has a real problem... and I helped define a fix for lintian a few hours ago
that will hopefully result in a lintian upload shortly.
Unless something *really* evil comes up, I think the right reaction to this
is to accept that the upstream tar behaviour has changed, and deal with it.