Re: tarball in tarball: opinions
* Jay Berkenbilt <firstname.lastname@example.org> [080705 18:22]:
> * I like to have an exact copy of the downloaded source tarball with
> the same md5 checksum, gpg detached signature, etc. Using the
> rules/tarball.mk from cdbs provides a very convenient way of
> handling this.
I consider this the main reason I personally consider tarball in tarball
bad: The .orig.tar.gz is totally different to the upstream tarball.
If upstream already has a .tar.gz then there is no excuse in my eyes
and even with .tar.bz2 it's easier to download this, check it, unpack
both and compare some checksums, than to first look into the file if it
is the same, then detecting it is not supposed to be the upstream file,
unpack it, look how the file is named in there and then comparing those.
Bernhard R. Link
"Never contain programs so few bugs, as when no debugging tools are available!"