Bug#806722: boinc: repack tarball using uscan's Files-Excluded

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at debian.org
Mon Dec 7 11:54:29 UTC 2015

On Monday 07 December 2015 11:37:24 Gianfranco Costamagna wrote:
> However this package needs a lot of stuff stripped and some of the files
> are result of find -delete commands.

In some (simple) cases remove patterns like "*/*/*.bat" might work...

> with telling me what and how it was removed,

It tells me not only what is removed but also which patterns match no files.
Do you invoke "uscan" with "--verbose" argument? I have 'USCAN_VERBOSE="yes"' 
in my "~/.devscripts"...

> and I'm not even sure it can repack as xz tarball.

Yes it can. Just pass "--repack" and "--compression xz" to "uscan". :)

> I would like to stay with the custom script for now 

Fair enough, it is up to you after all... Clean-up from script makes sense if 
you need to use "find" or change attributes on files...
Files-Excluded good only for removing stuff...

> (get-orig-source.sh should be documented even in the policy),

I respectfully disagree. :)
I prefer "get-orig-source" target in "debian/rules" which is documented by 
policy, unlike "get-orig-source.sh" script). See


> and accept a patch if you can provide one :)

Sorry, no time for this unfortunately... :(

Best wishes,
 Dmitry Smirnov.


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