[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: debian .orig.tar.gz vs. upstream tar.gz

On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 10:44:20AM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> Kapil Hari Paranjape <kapil@imsc.res.in> wrote:

> > *Always* use the Debian version of the .orig.tar.gz by doing "apt-get -d source pkg".

> > Do *not* get the upstream .tar.gz which may have changed for some
> > mysterious reason.

> ? It shouldn't - that is the point of .orig.tar.gz, you should be able
> to use it as a symlink to the upstream .tar.gz except in unusual cases

I seem to remember running into a case where upstream changed the tar
file they were distributing on their web site from time to time (I
believe it was automatically generated from the tar.bz2 they actually
wanted to release and that this happened whenever they built the web

"You grabbed my hand and we fell into it, like a daydream - or a fever."

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: