On Tue, Jan 16, 2001 at 09:49:11AM +0100, Petr Cech wrote: > > Well, I uploaded more than once a broken orig file (repackaged and changed > > content because of left over and not cleaned config stuff). I learned to > > check this but i would be realy troubled if i have to bother a archive > > maintainer each time i want to fix this. > > so we'll use .srpm :)) bet away with -1.diff.gz and have a nice -1.tar.gz > :)) see my other mail about .ds?.orig.tar.gz I'm firmly of the belief that we should get two tarballs, a .orig.tar.gz and a .debian.tar.gz (or bz2 or whatever..) Somewhere along the line there oughtta be a set of unpack instructions in case the orig does something weird. Of course the things that make using a debian tarball instead of a diff such a good idea also make generating the debian tarball automatically a much more complex problem. That's probably why it hasn't been done, but It Would Be Nice(TM). Our source format is antiquated, and people are working on it AFAIK. -- Joseph Carter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Free software developer <gorgo> what do you get when someone cracks your debian machine ? <gorgo> mashed potato...
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