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Re: Are kernel-patch packages native or non-native?

> If you want an orig.tar.gz then you have to have one there before running
> dpkg-buildpackage.
> As for kernel-patch packages, if your package is like the ones I manage then
> you'll have a new patch to add to the package every few weeks and no other
> updates.  So there's no benefit in not uploading the original source every
> time.

So as for having it be named .orig.tar.gz or .tar.gz, is there any real
preference or requirement? The files end up having the same contents,
just different names as far as I can tell.

To clarify, not having a .diff.gz nor a .tar.gz, but rather just a
.tar.gz is acceptable?

-- Ian

Ian Duggan                    ian@ianduggan.net

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