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Re: "dpkg-source: warning: ignoring deletion" caused by no files in root of orig.tar.gz

> I was busy trying to package some source. When I had all stuff ready, I
> tried to build the packages (dkpg-buildpackage). While building I got
> several "dpkg-source: warning: ignoring deletion" warnings which ended in an
> error. The strange thing is, I didn't delete any file from the original
> source, neither are incorrect timestamps.

You aren't giving enough information here.
Are you playing with symlinks ?

Also, you may be letting dh_make create your .orig.tar.gz,
which may contain generated files, which may be deleted in your
build scripts.

My wild guess.


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