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Re: RFS: xhangglider package uploaded to mentors

On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 02:42:20AM -0800, Joshua Kwan wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:16:17AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Huh? I haven't looked at this, but why would one generate a new
> > .orig.tar.gz that isn't original? .diff.gz bloat is to be lived with.
> I guess the line between keeping the diff.gz bloat and orig.tar.gz
> constant with upstream is a gray area.
> For example, I've had to re-tar the Visual Boy Advance sources just now
> because it extracted as VisualBoyAdvance-1.7.1 and not
> visualboyadvance-1.7.1, as dpkg-source expects (or at least prefers.) Is
> that not justified?

Not in my book, no. dpkg-source has been happy with .orig.tar.gz
extracting to a different name for a long time now. To suppress
warnings, you should just need to build from a directory called


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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