Re: Whoops- extracting source for deb.
On Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 04:51:25PM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 09:31:13PM +0100, Hereward Cooper wrote:
> > > The source is not contained in the .deb, so no. If you mean the .dsc,
> > > then you can unpack it manually by untarring the .orig.tar.gz and
> > > applying the .diff.gz over it (using 'zcat ../foo.diff.gz | patch -p1'
> > > or thereabouts).
> > Ahh. The reason I was 'playing around with it' was becuase it wasn't
> > creating a .diff.gz! All I've got after my cockup is the .deb, the .orig
> > and a big gap in my hardrive.
> > Back to square one then. At least it is all good experience!
> Sounds to me like you didn't name your .orig.tar.gz correctly, which
> means it doesn't create a .diff.gz.
... and in that case, perhaps the .tar.gz actually contains the Debian
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]