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Bug#246802: /usr/bin/dpkg-source: [dpkg-source] please add option to control output directory

Package: dpkg-dev
Version: 1.10.21
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/bin/dpkg-source

dpkg-source does the right thing when unpacking a source package. But
there are situations, where you already have the source package
unpacked, and would like to see the original package again. Using
dpkg-source again would result in the already unpacked tree being

It would, IMO, be a good idea to have an option that can control the
output directory. "dpkg-source -x foo.dsc -o foo-old" would unpack
into foo-old instead of foo-version.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.26-darren

Versions of packages dpkg-dev depends on:
ii  binutils          The GNU assembler, linker and bina
ii  cpio                       2.5-1.1       GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii  make                       3.80-7        The GNU version of the "make" util
ii  patch                      2.5.9-1       Apply a diff file to an original
ii  perl [perl5]               5.8.3-3       Larry Wall's Practical Extraction 
ii  perl-modules               5.8.3-3       Core Perl modules.

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