Re: orig tarball in conflict with debian policy
Michael Rasmussen wrote:
> The tarball was named foo-0.7.2.tgz which I have renamed to
> foo-0.7.2.tar.gz (actually tar.bz2 since I prefer bzip2)
Then what's exactly the problem? Why not rename it to
"foo_0.7.2.orig.tar.bz2" and be done with it?
Note that if upstream uses gzip, it would be nice sticking to it, since
the repacking isn't necessary.
Slightly OT, you could take a look at the comparisons John Goerzen made
about compression mechanisms. They might swing your preference for
> The source package does not postfix the source folder with version
> number which will cause lintian to complain.
> My suggestion:
As Mark Brown said, AFAICT this really doesn't make any practical
difference. If there is a problem with it, then I've unknowingly been
making this mistake for years... :)
Leo "costela" Antunes
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