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Re: Support of new source packages in squeeze

On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 05:11:59PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> In theory you can use "dpkg-source --skip-patches -x" and import
> everything except the debian dir. Those are the upstream sources, I'm not
> sure it's interesting to handle each upstream tarball separately. In fact,
> doing so could lead to conflicts since the additional tarballs might
> replace a directory that is also in the main tarball.

That means the maintainer loses his access to (possibly) overwriten
directories (although I don't have an idea how to store the multiple
tarballs in VCS, anyways; especially when upstream decides to split up a
tarball after a while...).

> In practice, there's one exception, the debian tarball can contain
> binary files that are installed outside of the debian dir. Those are
> necessary listed in debian/source/include_binaries.
> So maybe we should add a new option that skips the extraction of the
> debian tarball.

"--skip-debianization" would be perfect IMHO (speaking for svn-bp


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