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Re: orig.tar.gz

On Mon, Oct 28, 2002 at 11:46:51PM +0100, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> [2002.10.28.2343 +0100]:
> > dh_make doesn't build .orig.tar.gz files.  It makes a copy of the
> > source tree names <blah>.orig, and it only does that if you don't
> > tell it that you already have a source tarball using the --file/-f
> > option.
> okay. and i still believe that it even makes sense to have .orig
> stored in the .orig.tar.gz file.

No. Pristine source helps users trying to see if you're distributing the
same thing upstream is.

> it lets you unpack the file as is without having to worry about
> overwriting the debianized version.

Use a temporary directory. You should get into the habit of doing this
when unpacking random tarballs anyway.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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