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Re: conventions for packaging.

On Sat, Feb 21, 1998 at 12:08:45AM +1100, Anand Kumria wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Feb 1998, Joey Hess wrote:
> Okay, I've managed to build my .deb and the related source packages.
> Something that I am confused about is the original source tar.gz - I
> initalliy had mtr-0.14.orig.tar.gz (which extracts into mtr-0.14.orig/)
> after the sudo build process I end up with mtr_0.14.orig.tar.gz which
> extracts into the same directory.
> Do I need both? Can I simply have the orig tar.gz extract into mtr-0.14?

The original source should be name mtr_0.14.orig.tar.gz;
rename mtr-0.14.orig.tar.gz to have underscore instead of a hyphen
and then you will get the diffs instead of a new original.

> My final quetion is now: how critical is it that my package by generated
> on a hamm system? I currently only have a bo system, should I apply for an
> account on master and do the package generate their? (is it a hamm system)
> Or should I wait until boot disks for hamm become available?

A bo package won't be accepted. I think working on master is allowed
but it's a workhorse already and not a fast machine in the first place.
va is a faster machine and does less work but bandwidth isn't always
spectacular; seems okay right now though. Logins are the same on
va (va.debian.org) as on master.

Hamish Moffatt, hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au, hmoffatt@mail.com
Latest Debian packages at ftp://ftp.rising.com.au/pub/hamish. PGP#EFA6B9D5
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