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
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