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Re: dealing with non-standard upstream packaging?


Justin Pryzby (justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net) wrote:
> How do you delete files from a .tar without repackaging?
Easy: tar --delete on the orig.tar.gz. You have to gunzip and gzip the tar.gz
(IIRC), but there is no need to extract the tar archive.

> Do you mean
> 1) extract the tar; 2) delete the files; 3) recreate a tar of the same
> name?  Or do you mean simply not including those files in the binary
> package?
Neither. Why would I?



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