iceape preview

Hendrik-Jan Heins hjheins at
Tue Oct 17 17:02:00 UTC 2006

2006/10/17, Mike Hommey <mh at>:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 12:52:57PM +0200, Hendrik-Jan Heins >
> I don't understand how you generate your diff.gz and tar.gz files but
> that is not the way it is supposed to be.
I make them by doing  "dpkg-source -x <packagename-version>.dsc (with
the correct tar.gz next to it).
next I do: "dpkg-source -b <extracted package dir> <sourcepackage>.tar.bz2

I used the standard seamonkey-1.0.5 source package as source for 2
reasons: it works and it's a lot smaller as it is a tar.bz2

> You should have a .orig.tar.gz file and a diff.gz file. These can be
> generated by dpkg-source -b or when building with dpkg-buildpackage,
> just be sure a iceape_1.0.5.orig.tar.gz file is there when you do it.
see above. That's exactly what I do. Only my orig.tar.gz is called seamonkey.

> BTW, why is the diff significantly bigger than the one for seamonkey ?
> and why a version number regression ? (not that it's a problem, just
> curiosity)
That's because of the images in there. All images (the Debian logo and
name, the Icape icon, the throbber) are part of the diff.


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