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Re: orig tarball in conflict with debian policy

On Sat, 21 Feb 2009, Michael Rasmussen wrote:

Hi all,

What is the proper way of dealing with a orig tarball where both naming
and internal structure is in conflict with debian policy?

Especially the internal structure is a problem since it prevents using
the dh-tools in debian.

orig tarball: foo-y.y.z.tgz
internal structure: foo\...

Really a backslash?

If you mean it's a forward slash, the Debian tools handle this case more gracefully than you might expect, I think. Go forward and act as if nothing's wrong, and when you have a problem, be specific about what it is.

-- Asheesh.

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	New Jersey the most toxic waste dumps?
A:	God gave New Jersey first choice.

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