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Re: executable scripts in debian/

On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 6:14 AM, Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Eric Cooper <ecc@cmu.edu> writes:
>> I need to run a script as part of debian/rules.  I can't rely on it
>> being executable when unpacked, since dpkg-source doesn't preserve the
>> mode.
> Specifically, files that are created by the 'foo_1.2-1.diff.gz' won't have
> the mode preserved.

Everyone should note that with dpkg-source v3 this problem goes away
since foo_1.2-1.diff.gz becomes foo_1.2-1.debian.tar.gz. This will
become usable for uploads after lenny is released, so get cracking on
those RC bugs!



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