On Thursday, March 24, 2011 03:49:38 am Paul Wise wrote: > dpkg-source doesn't care what is inside the upstream tarball, it will > always unpack to foo-1.2.3/ and the Debian tarball/diff will be > unpacked/applied so that foo-1.2.3/debian/ exists. I guess my question is how to create the source package in the first place, so that dpkg-source will have some thing to work with. I look at Debian New Maintainers' Guide Chapter 2 - First steps http://www.debian.org/doc/maint-guide/ch-first.en.html > Create a subdirectory under your home directory named debian or deb or > anything you find appropriate (e.g. just ~/gentoo would do fine in this > case). Place the downloaded archive in it, and extract it (with "tar xzf > gentoo-0.9.12.tar.gz"). This will create a "src" and "doc" directory in the same directory as the tarball, there will be no foo-1.2.3 sub directory for me to work with. So in what directory do I do the initial debianization? the dh_make? And how do I make sure that the "src" and "doc" directories are inside the directory in which I do the dh-make? It is very confusing! > Make sure there are no errors, even some > irrelevant ones, because there will most probably be problems unpacking on > other people's systems, whose unpacking tools may or may not ignore those > anomalies. On your console screen, you should see the following. -- Paul Elliott 1(512)837-1096 pelliott@BlackPatchPanel.com PMB 181, 11900 Metric Blvd Suite J http://www.free.blackpatchpanel.com/pme/ Austin TX 78758-3117
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