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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
mk-origtargz renames the given file to match what is expected by dpkg-buildpackage, based on the source package name and version in debian/changelog. It can convert zip to tar, optionally change the compression scheme and remove files according to Files-Excluded and Files-Excluded-component in debian/copyright. The resulting file is placed in debian/../... (In debian/copyright, the Files-Excluded and Files-Excluded-component stanzas are a part of the first paragraph and there is a blank line before the following paragraphs which contain Files and other stanzas. See uscan(1) "COPYRIGHT FILE EXAMPLE".) The archive type for zip is detected by "file --dereference --brief --mime-type" command. So any zip type archives such as jar are treated in the same way. The xpi archive is detected by its extension and is handled properly using the xpi-unpack command. 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 upstream tarball.
Metadata options 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 --version. 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 Files- Excluded. --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 is the case with debian/copyright. Unmatched patterns will emit a warning so the user can verify whether it is correct. If there are multiple patterns which match a file, only the last one will count as being matched. 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. --signature signature-mode Set signature-mode: 0 for no signature 1 for normal detached signature 2 for signature on decompressed 3 for self signature --signature-file signature-file Use signature-file as the signature file corresponding to the Debian source package to create a dpkg-source (post-stretch) compatible signature file. (optional) Action options These options specify what exactly mk-origtargz should do. The options --copy, --rename and --symlink are mutually exclusive. --symlink Make the resulting file a symlink to the given original file. (This is the default behaviour.) If the file has to be modified (because it is a zip, or xpi file, because of --repack or Files-Excluded), this option behaves like --copy. --copy Make the resulting file a copy of the original file (unless it has to be modified, of course). --rename Rename the original file. If the file has to be modified (because it is a zip, or xpi file, because of --repack or Files-Excluded), this implies that the original file is deleted afterwards. --repack 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. -c, --component componentname Use <componentname> as the component name for the secondary upstream tarball. Set componentname as the component name. This is used only for the secondary upstream tarball of the Debian source package. Then packagename_version.orig-componentname.tar.gz is created. --compression [ gzip | bzip2 | lzma | xz ] If --repack is used, or if the given file is a zip or xpi 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. --unzipopt options Add the extra options to use with the unzip command such as -a, -aa, and -b.
mk-origtargz and this manpage have been written by Joachim Breitner <email@example.com>.