Re: original source has file in top-level directory
* Mathias Ertl <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2011-11-17, 12:59:
I am having problems building a source package where the original
source package includes a file at the top-level directory. For example,
the orig.tar.gz contains:
mati@haumea:~ $ tar tf some_1.7.1.orig.tar.gz
This causes problems when I try to build the source package using
dpkg-source -b. It claims that all files in the original source where
added to the source-file. Example:
mati@haumea:~ $ dpkg-source -b some-1.7.1
dpkg-source: info: using source format `3.0 (quilt)'
dpkg-source: info: building some using existing ./some_1.7.1.orig.tar.gz
dpkg-source: warning: ignoring deletion of file topfile
dpkg-source: warning: ignoring deletion of directory some
dpkg-source: warning: ignoring deletion of file some/file1
dpkg-source: warning: ignoring deletion of file some/file2
dpkg-source: info: local changes detected, the modified files are:
dpkg-source: error: aborting due to unexpected upstream changes, see ...
When I remove "topfile" (the one on the top-level), I do not have the
How does the some-1.7.1 directory look like? It should be like this:
NOT like this:
Is it approriate to repackage the orig.tar.gz in this case (if the file
is not needed)?