On lördagen den 5 juli 2008, Jay Berkenbilt wrote: > * 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. The .orig.tar.gz is supposed to be that exact copy. What prevents you from letting it be that? (Besides upstream providing only a .tar.bz2 (but that will be supported with the 3.0 format) or .zip.) > * I manage my debian directories in subversion, and I use > svn-buildpackage to build. I always use "mergeWithUpstream". > Sometimes I want to do something more involved, so I just manually > extract my .orig.tar.gz files. I can't do this without tarball in > tarball if my packages either contain their own debian director > that I don't use or if they extract to a directory other than > pkg-version. Upstream tarballs containing debian directories are the exception, and should be discouraged, but with the 3.0 (quilt) format they will be ignored anyway. Tarballs using the wrong top-level directory name is nothing that can't be worked around. You can always use svn-buildpackage --svn-export. -- Magnus Holmgren email@example.com Debian Developer
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