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Bug#538567: tzdata: FTBFS with new source format 3.0 (quilt): tarballs inside orig.tar.gz

On Sun, 26 Jul 2009, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Given the upstream format (flat format without top directory), we can't
> get out on the tar in tar format, so we will stick to the current source
> format.

You still have the possibility to repackage the upstream tarball to add
the missing directory (and do it semi-automatically with an helper in a
debian/rules target) or teach the upstream maintainer to create tarballs
with a top-level directory.

FWIW, I don't think that including the pristine tarball inside the
.orig.tar.gz is a good idea just to satisfy the people that like
us to ship pristine tarballs when the upstream tarball is broken.

If you can't have pristine tarball == orig.tar.gz then I consider it
repackaging anyway.

Raphaël Hertzog

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