lintian warning native-package-with-dash-version
I am new to packaging and I am trying to package gnuplotfortran whose
upstream is located at http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnuplotfortran .
The upstream source is called gnuplotfortran-0.2.2-1.tar.bz2 . I
downloaded this to /tmp .
Then I did
tar xjvf /tmp/gnuplotfortran-0.2.2-1.tar.bz2 -C .
tar czvf gnuplotfortran-0.2.2-1.tar.gz gnuplotfortran-0.2.2-1/
dh_make --copyright lgpl -e firstname.lastname@example.org -f \
Then I proceeded on doing dpkg-buildpackage etc., At the end I obtained
gnuplotfortran_0.2.2-1-1.dsc . But if I do
$lintian -i gnuplotfortran_0.2.2-1-1.dsc
W: gnuplotfortran source: native-package-with-dash-version
N: Native packaging should only be used if a piece of software was
N: written specifically to be turned into a Debian package. In this case,
N: the version number should not contain a debian revision part.
N: Native source packages are sometimes created by accident. In most
N: cases the reason is the location of the original source tarball.
N: dpkg-source searches for this in
Q1) Where am I doing wrong? How can I get rid of this error?
Q2) should I create a symbolic link gnuplotfortran-0.2.2-1.orig.tar.gz
which points to gnuplotfortran-0.2.2-1.tar.gz before proceeding with
dpkg-buildpackage? I see that it is automatically created after
Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Graduate Student, MAE