Re: dealing with non-standard upstream packaging?
Justin Pryzby (email@example.com) wrote:
> If you have to repackage it, (FE for DFSG compliance), then you should
> create the tarball name_version.orig.tar.gz which extracts to the
> directory name-version.orig/ (such as to implicitly identify it as a
> nonpristine tarball). get_orig_source should do this, too.
Hm. I always thought that just deleting files from the tar (without extracting
and repackaging) was the preferred suite of action. The marking seems to be
done with version suffixes (such as the "ds").