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Re: binary addition in the debian .diff.gz

On Wed, Mar 06, 2002 at 10:02:54AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Hi mentors, 
>   I have received from the upstream author a tutorial that I want to
> include in the debian package of "zoggy" which I currently maintain.
> The tutorial will be available in the next upstream release of the
> software but I like it to appear also in the curren debian package.
> The tutorial comes in two flavours: HTML version and .ps.gz version.
> I tried to add it only to the diff.gz but this seems to be impossible
> becayse diff used by dpkg-buildpackage doesn't handle binary files.
> I can obviously reupload a new .orig.tar.gz but I like to left it equal
> to the upstream version.
> Does exists a way to tell dpkg-buildpackage to include also binary diff
> in the .diff.gz?
> This seems to me almost impossible, but ... you are the mentors :)

Well, you could issue a new tarball of the same version, something like
zoggy_0.91a.orig.tar.gz, including the manual, and then have no worry about
the .diff.gz.


Sven Luther

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