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orig or not orig? (was: bogus lintian warning)

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:

> * Thomas Bushnell:
>> What do you think "orig" means in "orig.tar.gz"?
> At the moment, it's a sequence of four ASCII characters without any
> particular meaning.  Many maintainers use repackaged sources because
> they want to include multiple tarballs in their source packages, even
> though there's no need to do this as far as the DFSG are concerned.

Before we get into this type of discussion, please read "Best practices
for orig.tar.gz files" in the Developers' Reference.  It's not policy,
but it's the result of a couple of discussions on this list which need
not be repeated.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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