Re: sources to both contrib & main packages
On 24 Feb 1998, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> Hmm, my reading of policy is that packages refers to is .deb
> Debian packages, not sources or the so called ``source packages'',
> which are never mentioned in policy.
Huh? See section `2.4 Source packages'.
> We bundle upstream sources, diffs, and a .dcs file, but those
> are not packages.
I disagree. In my interpretation, the `.dsc, .diff.gz, .tar.gz' files
together are a `source package'.
If the policy speaks of `packages', the rules apply to source _and_ binary
> 2.1.2. The main section
> Every package in "main" must comply with the DFSG (Debian Free
> Software Guidelines).
This obviously applies to both, source and binary packages. (Note, that
the DFSG doesn't make a distinction between source and binary packages
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