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Re: Orig tarball naming

On Fri, Aug 16, 2002 at 01:32:06PM +0100, Will Newton wrote:
> I have just prepared a new release of a package I am maintaining when I 
> noticed I had forgotten to rename the upstream directroy in the tarball. 
> Upstream calls the source directory "clisp". In the last release, 
> clisp_2.28.orig.tar.gz, the source directory was called "clisp-2.28". I 
> missed this somehow, so clisp_2.29.orig.tar.gz has the source directory 
> called "clisp". The package still builds, but I wonder whether this is 
> correct?

dpkg-source sorts this out, so don't worry about it. It's better to use
the pristine source tarball provided by upstream where possible and not
needlessly repack it, since this has nice properties like allowing
people to compare md5sums easily.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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