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Bug#470960: point 4 (use foo-ver.orig for repacked tarballs) seems backwards

Package: developers-reference
Version: 3.3.9
Severity: normal


Quoting Repackaged upstream source point 4:

        [A repackaged .orig.tar.gz] 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.

That would suggest you would have

        foo-ver         pristine upstream tarball
        foo-ver.orig    repacked upstream tarball

This seems to be confusing. I think common practice is to
append to the upstream version, either dfsg (if that's why
you have repacked) or other tags depending on the reason. I
think this point (4) should be dropped, and the
version-tagging expanded.

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