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Bug#171221: openmotif: openmotif is not a native package

On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 11:09:33PM +1100, Brendan O'Dea wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 09:46:01AM +0000, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> >On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 06:35:52PM +1100, Brendan O'Dea wrote:
> >> Personally I prefer to rename the upstream tarball to .orig.tar.gz so it
> >> is byte-for-byte identical (although this is technically violating
> >> current policy which requires it to unpack into a .orig directory).
> >
> >I don't see anywhere in policy which requires this.
> Well, perhaps not in policy proper but in the appendices to policy from
> the Packaging Manual--"C.3. Source packages as archives":
>   "The tarfile unpacks into a directory `<package>-<upstream-version>.orig',
>   and does not contain files anywhere other than in there or in its
>   subdirectories."

True, and I'm looking forward to one of us having time to take those
parts of the packaging manual which are still relevant and integrating
them in an appropriate way with policy to create a guidelines
document, as has been talked about for a while now.  In the process,
this paragraph will be updated appropriately!



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