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Re: bogus lintian warning

On Sun, 02 Oct 2005, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> writes:
> > On Sun, 02 Oct 2005, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> >> Easily caught: check to make sure the CVS files are not in the
> >> .orig.tz before complaining.
> >
> > You keep assuming the bogus stuff ends up in the diff. It once happened to
> > me that it ended up on the .orig.tar.gz, but I don't recall exactly what
> > kind of fuckup I did (but it was a reaaaaaly weird one).
> Presumably you didn't keep the unmodified source as the .orig.tar.gz.

Most probably. 

> I don't know how or why, since the correct way to generate the
> .orig.tar.gz file is to use the CP or MV commands (or the equivalent),
> which do not change tar archives in the process.

Yes.  As I said, it was an accidental *error* and not deliberate action due
to me not knowing any better (in which case I would certainly recall the
embarassing details :( ).

> It is a bad thing to generate warnings which must be ignored 99.9% of
> the time.

I believe in this particular case, many believe it is wrong to have CVS dirs
on distribution tarballs, and the warning also serves to remind them to talk
to upstream about it.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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