Re: Unofficial package tips
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On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 11:38:33PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Bastian Kleineidam wrote:
> > > Hmm, dh_make is trying to do a similar approach. Why not use that way?
> > I like to have the original .tar.gz exactly as I downloaded it. dh_make
> > unpacks the source and repacks it to a new .orig.tar.gz.
> Why would dh_make go out of its way to violate best practices like that?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the preferred way was to use an
existing original tarball, not generate a new one with dh_make.
And I don't know if dh_make restores the original user, mode and
timestamps of the files in the original tar. I remember dimly having
problems with that and gpg-signed upstream tarballs.
Atombombe · Plutonium · Fat Man · Do it Yourself · Tim Taylor
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