On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 4:33 AM, Malte Forkel <malte.for...@berlin.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> according to the man page, dpkg-source -b takes an argument that is "the
>  name  of the directory containing the debianized source tree". But that
> does not work for me if the directory is not the current working directory.
> When is execute dpkg-source in the package's source directory, i.e.
>    SRCDIR$ dpkg-source -b .
> everything works fine. But if I execute dpkg-source from a different
> directory with the absolute path as its argument
>    /tmp$ dpkg-source -b $SRCDIR
> it complains that can't find the original tarball at
> ../pkg_vers.orig.tar.*. Shouldn't it look into $SRCDIR/..?

Is the $SRCDIR variable set to anything? What is the output of

echo $SRCDIR

> Im using dpkg-source from dpkg-dev 1.18.4ubuntu1.1 in Ubuntu 16.04.

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