Re: How to use dpkg -b ??
Debian List <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Ok I tried the dpkg-source -x and here's the error I got:
> dpkg-source: error: tarfile `./mgetty_1.1.8.orig.tar.gz' contains object
> (mgetty-1.1.8/README.1st) not in expected directory (mgetty-1.1.8.orig)
Reading the dpkg packaging manual:
*3.4 Unpacking a Debian source package without dpkg-source*
dpkg-source -x is the recommended way to unpack a Debian source
package. However, if it is not available it is possible to unpack a
Debian source archive as follows:
1. Untar the tarfile, which will create a .orig directory.
2. Rename the .orig directory to package-version.
3. Create the subdirectory debian at the top of the source tree.
4. Apply the diff using patch -p0.
5. Untar the tarfile again if you want a copy of the original
source code alongside the Debianised version.
It is probably necessary to do this by hand, as it looks like
dpkg-source breaks on this particular package. This might be a bug in
mgetty or in dpkg-source.
Ben Pfaff <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
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