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Re: debian/ dir in upstream CVS tree

On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 04:38:14PM +0200, Domenico Andreoli wrote:
> what seemed only odd some time ago is now the problem: before he starts
> distributing new tarballs he wants i update debian stuff in order to make it
> already for building debian packages. but up on building debian packages i
> have not an upstream tarball against with dpkg-buildpackage makes the
> .diff.gz!
> when i first packaged it upstream CVS hadn't debian/ so i had no problem but
> now he wants to release a new upstream version and debian/ is in upstream
> CVS.
> of course it is not a debian native package so it should have a separate
> upstream tarball.

I also ran into this problem a while ago. It was agreed the best way is to
provide an empty diff.gz against the upstream sources. All you have to do
is rename the upstream tarball to ...-1.orig.tar.gz, untar, and
dpkg-buildpackage on it.



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