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Re: Bug#52351: packaging of xawtv is bizarre!

On Thu, Dec 09, 1999 at 12:14:17AM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Dec 1999, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > The source package for xawtv is bizarre! Is there any reason the
> > real upstream .tar.gz cannot be the .orig.tar.gz as Debian intends?
> First off, no where is it documented(1) that orig.tar.gz is supposed to be the
> same as the upstream tarball.  This has been the common definition of
> 'pristine' in Debian, but it is documented.

I can see the purpose of this method. It's a good idea I suppose.

> ==
> dpkg-source -x foo*.dsc
> cd foo-#.##/
> chmod +x debian/sys-build.mk    (this isn't absolutely nescessary)
> debian/sys-build.mk source.make
> cd build-tree/foo-#.##/
> (edit source, change lots of files)
> cd ../..
> debian/rules make-diff
> mv debian.diff debian/patches/###_my_uber_elite_jiz_thingamabob.diff
> ==

Can you document this in the debian/ or root directory of the source
then? That would help to avoid confusion like mine.

Thanks for the helpful reply.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB. CCs of replies on mailing lists are welcome.

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