Re: how do I create orig.tar.gz archive ?
On Fri, Jan 29, 1999 at 10:55:36AM +0900, Ionutz Borcoman wrote:
> Beside these changed names, the vdk-0.5.1.orig.tar.gz is identical with
> the original archive and I get just one warning from lintian (for the
> way I format the Description text).
Peter is correct. Just a small note: it is VERY important that the
.orig.tar.gz IS the original tar.gz (the name doesn't matter); if it can't
be done, then it can't, but if you can use pristine source, please do use
it. This _includes_ preserving the MD5 sum of the original tarball. This
allows users to check that the tarball debian distributes is the same as the
 because it unpacks in two directories, because it has things that are
impossible to preserve after "debian/rules clean", beause for some
reason or another some file is impossible to patch, because the upstream
author choose a horrible method for distributing source (srpm's, zip
archives, ...), because it comes from CVS and an original tarball
doesn't exist, whatever