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Re: Weird source tarballs

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 11:00:55PM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> i'd like to package the opengl manpages... but there tarballs are a bit
> strange... they're .Z files to begin with, and they don't appear to have
> a version number (some other docs have 1.2 as a version, so i suppose i
> can assume this) and the files untar into a directory called
> "release". I'm guessing i'm going to have to rename and retar the
> directory, but i couldn't really find any policy on how much to
> change. Is it alright to let the thing untar into some other directory?

Probably sufficient to uncompress it and gzip it:

uncompress opengl-1.2.tar.Z
gzip -9 opengl-1.2.tar
mv opengl-1.2.tar.gz opengl_1.2.orig.tar.gz

Then untar it (tar zxvf opengl_1.2.orig.tar.gz; mv release opengl-1.2), 
do any changes you need (introduce debian/ directory etc.) and try
building it.  dpkg-source is pretty intelligent these days, so you
probably don't need to worry about the directory name.



         Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
       Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://people.debian.org/~jdg
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