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

Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk> wrote:

> This is what you should do *if* you need to repackage upstream source.
> That is only necessary if it:
> - contains non-DFSG-compliant material, and you want to upload to main
> - is not a gzipped tarball
> - is divided into multiple tarballs
> It is not necesssary to repackage merely to change the directory name
> (dpkg-source -x deals with that automatically) or to improve
> compression.

Mmm. Mentors should (and do!) reject packages that have been unnecessarily
repackaged by checking their MD5 or SHA1 sums against the upstream

 Chris Lamb, Leamington Spa, UK                        GPG: 0x634F9A20

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