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Re: The meaning of Vcs-* fields

On 28/01/2008, Andreas Tille wrote:
> There are other reasons for repackaging (for instance large chunks of
> precompiled binary data that would just bloat the archive even if
> everything is DFSG free).  I'm not aware of a default extension for
> the tarball name in case of repackaged tarballs.

I already pointed to Devref, now quoting it:
| A repackaged .orig.tar.gz:
| …
| 4. should use <packagename>-<upstream-version>.orig as the name of the
| top-level directory in its tarball. This makes it possible to
| distinguish pristine tarballs from repackaged ones.

Cyril Brulebois

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