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mk-origtargz - rename upstream tarball, optionally changing the compression and removing unwanted files
- mk-origtargz [options] foo-1.0.tar.gz
- mk-origtargz --help
renames the given file to match what is expected by
, based on the source package name and version in
. It can convert zip
, optionally change the
compression scheme and remove files according to Files-Excluded
. The resulting file is placed in debian/../..
If the package name is given via the --package option, no information is
read from debian/, and the result file is placed in the current directory.
mk-origtargz is commonly called via uscan, which first obtains the
The following options extend or replace information taken from debian/
- --package package
Use package as the name of the Debian source package, and do not require or
use a debian/ directory. This option can only be used together with
The default is to use the package name of the first entry in debian/changelog.
- -v, --version version
Use version as the version of the package. This needs to be the upstream version portion of a full Debian version, i.e. no Debian revision, no epoch.
The default is to use the upstream portion of the version of the first entry in debian/changelog.
- --exclude-file glob
Remove files matching the given glob from the tarball, as if it was listed in
- --copyright-file filename
Remove files matching the patterns found in filename, which should have the format of a Debian copyright file (Format: https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/ to be precise). Errors parsing that file are silently ignored, exactly as it is the case with debian/copyright.
Both the --exclude-file and --copyright-file options amend the list of
patterns found in debian/copyright. If you do not want to read that file,
you will have to use --package.
These options specify what exactly mk-origtargz
should do. The options
are mutually exclusive.
Make the resulting file a symlink to the given original file. (This is the
If the file has to be modified (because it is a zip file, because of
--repack or Files-Excluded), this option behaves like --copy.
Make the resulting file a copy of the original file (unless it has to be modified, of course).
Rename the original file.
If the file has to be modified (because it is a zip file, because of --repack or Files-Excluded), this implies that the original file is deleted afterwards.
If the given file is not compressed using the desired format (see
--compression), recompress it.
- -S, --repack-suffix suffix
If the file has to be modified, because of Files-Excluded, append suffix to the upstream version.
- --compression [ gzip | bzip2 | lzma | xz ]
If --repack is used, or if the given file is a zip file, ensure that the resulting file is compressed using the given scheme. The default is gzip.
- -C, --directory directory
Put the resulting file in the given directory.
and this manpage have been written by Joachim Breitner
- Metadata options
- Action options
- SEE ALSO