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Re: Creating a source tarball for repackaged source using dpkg-source -b

On Fri, 2007-03-09 at 23:50 +0000, James Westby wrote:
> 4. Run
>      tar czf <package>_<upstream-version>.dfsg.orig.tar.gz \
>      <package>-<upstream-version>.orig/
>    (adjusting paths appropriately)
>    I have never checked that tar czf actually produces gzip -9 files, so
>    you might need to form a pipeline if not.

It doesn't.  The pipeline would be:
    tar cf - $source_dir | gzip -c9 > $tarball


Ben Hutchings
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