On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:42:43PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote: || On 12-08-24 at 11:31am, Andreas Tille wrote: || > when working on patches for uscan to implement the removal of files I || > stumbled upon one problem: What to do with dirty tarballs (which are || > unpacking all their files straight to the unpack directory and do not || > create a subdirectory). When I write get-orig-source tarballs I || > always create a <pkg>-<version> directory and unpack the content to || > this. Should this be implemented as well or do you think it is better || > to change as less as possible? || || he he, now you are hitting the dirty details ;-) || || I seem to recall there also being tarballs having all in one subdir, but || then including additional subdirs not really used for anything (by us at || least). Or maybe only additional files in root dir, not more subdirs. || || To answer your question: Yes, I find it reasonable to "normalize" when || repackaging. ... keeping in mind that it would be a nice property if the package also builds when the normalized .orig.tar.gz is replaced with the true upstream .tar.gz. -- Vincent Zweije <email@example.com> | "If you're flamed in a group you <http://www.xs4all.nl/~zweije/> | don't read, does anybody get burnt?" [Xhost should be taken out and shot] | -- Paul Tomblin on a.s.r.
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