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Re: Lintain changelog-file-not-compressed error: how can I fix this?

On Wednesday 12 February 2003 19:37, David Grant wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm getting this Lintain error for my package called "gav":
> E: gav: changelog-file-not-compressed CHANGELOG
> CHANGELOG is the upstream changelog for the source package and it is in
> the package source root directory.  I have it listed in my debian/docs
> file along with the upstream README file.  It says I can compress it
> using 'gzip -9'.  I tried this, and modified the debian/docs file...but
> then I get some error while creating the package:
> dpkg-source: cannot represent change to CHANGELOG.gz: binary file
> contents changed
> dpkg-source: warning: ignoring deletion of file CHANGELOG
> dpkg-source: building gav in gav_0.7.1-1.dsc
> dpkg-source: unrepresentable changes to source
> Thanks to anyone who can help me.

You are supposed to gzip the Changelog during the install.  Copy it to 
/usr/share/doc/package/CHANGELOG and then gzip it.  You are not supposed to 
change the upstream tarball unless absolutely necessary.

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