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PROGRAM:

NAME


mk-origtargz - rename upstream tarball, optionally changing the compression and removing
unwanted files

SYNOPSIS


mk-origtargz [options] foo-1.0.tar.gz
mk-origtargz --help

DESCRIPTION


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.

OPTIONS


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.

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.

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