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Re: how do I create orig.tar.gz archive ?



Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> 
> Why call it vdk_0_5_1.orig.tar.gz ?
> 
> Maybe I'm out to lunch here.  Here's what I do with packages and
> seems to me it works:
> 
> $ mv vdk_0_5_1.tar.gz vdk_0.5.1-19990122.orig.tar.gz
> $ tar zxvf vdk_0.5.1-19990122.orig.tar.gz
> $ cd VDK-0.5.1
> $ deb-make (or whatever; insert your debian directory)
> $ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot
> 
> As I recall, if the debian/changelog file has the version number
> indicated as 0.5.1-19990122, then dpkg-buildpackage will detect
> that vdk_0.5.1-19990122.orig.tar.gz already exists and will use
> it without recreating one.  The fact is the tar ball unpacks into
> something other than vdk-0.5.1-19990122 is not important as long
> as it unpacks into a single directory.
> 
> A more experienced developer may correct me.  I usually _ask_
> questions on this list!
> 
> Peter <psg@debian.org>

Thanks for the reply (I also thank to all the others that replied me on
this subject). Following the instructions, I am now able to build my
packages using the pristine sources. 

Is any of you have time, please take a minute and test my packages. They
are at:

http://borco-ei.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/~borco/vdk/download/vdk/unstable/

TIA

Ionutz


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