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Re: Upstream Source

On Mon, Aug 02, 1999 at 01:05:52PM +1200, Michael Beattie wrote:
> I posted earlier, but I believe my ISP is having mail server problems...
> I maintain pgp4pine, and The upstream maintainer has changed the path
> within the .tar.gz file,
> from: pgp4pine/
> to:   home/user/progs/pgp4pine/temp/
> how do I compensate for this?
> He has just moved to rcs for control, I have no experience with it, is
> this an offshot of that? Is it likely to be permanent?

Compensate before or after you shoot him for doing something so completely
stupid?  =p

Ignore RCS, it just includes a bunch of ,v files in the distribution which
you don't need, ignore it.

Coping with the problem can be done two ways, which one depends on a few

1. Unpack and repact the tarball.  dirty but sometimes cleaner than
anything else you can do...

2. if there's a $(MAKE) involved, just add "-C user/progs/pgp4pine/temp"
if it's just copying files, well, do the same.  note that the home/ is
gone since that's the dir your debian dir goes into.  there's no
requirement that you rename this to pgp4pine-version, but you probably
should just to save your sanity.  it's not required by dpkg-srouce though
and you won't have to change this in the tarball.

In the case of quake (which requires I unpack an rpm anyway) it's easier
to just junk the paths to make the rules file cleaner.  Otherwise I'd say
if it's not too painful to make debian/rules deal with it, pristine source
should probably win out over a little frustration.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>             Debian GNU/Linux developer
GnuPG: 2048g/3F9C2A43 - 20F6 2261 F185 7A3E 79FC  44F9 8FF7 D7A3 DCF9 DAB3
PGP 2.6: 2048R/50BDA0ED - E8 D6 84 81 E3 A8 BB 77  8E E2 29 96 C9 44 5F BE
<Knghtbrd> mariab - I am a Debian developer.  Red Hat is "the enemy" or
           something like that I guess..  Still, typecasting RH users as
           idiots or their distribution as completely broken by default
           is complete and total FUD.

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