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Re: Source code extracted to current directory

On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 08:54:50PM +0100, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2005 at 04:50:27PM -0300, Nelson A. de Oliveira wrote:
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> > Hi mentors
> > 
> > When we have a program xyz.tgz and when uncompressing it, it extracts
> > everything to the current directory and not to xyz/ we have to create a
> > dir xyz-version/, move all the extracted files to xyz-version/ and
> > repack this directory, right?
> No, dpkg-source copes with this situation fine, if it extracts in
> toplevel, or has a wrongly-named single directory, it'll make sure it
> gets in package-version/ directory anyway.
> Repacking should normally only be done if it contains undistributeable
> stuff, or non-free stuff in case of a main or contrib package.
In which case you should follow the naming practice as in the
Developers Reference.

Note that dh_make may require that the directory be renamed, but
that's a one-time thing; after that, dpkg-source will cope.


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