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Re: Best Packaging Practices - collecting ideas (and texts!)

On 11 May 2002, Mark Eichin wrote:
> > Although you might think this is obvious, it looks like a lot of people
> > don't understand how to do non-native uploads. Almost all of my
> Note that I've occasionally done this by accident, when new upstream
> releases appear; on my cleaner packages, I can unpack tarball, cp -a
> the old debian directory, cd in, dpkg-buildpackage, test the .deb and
> see that it works, and then notice that I got no .diff, scratch my
> head and realize I forgot to fake up an orig directory.  (I should
> just write a helper script that does the tar/mv/tar [and double check
> the pathnames before unpack, etc] but then I suppose I'd have to
> remember to use it...) 

You may want to take a look at 'uupdate', in the 'devscripts' package...

wouter dot verhelst at advalvas dot be

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