Re: eliminating -source packages
> This is a proposal to change how source gets on a user's machine for
> them to use to build the kernel, and associcated modules packages.
> First, a bit of background and rationale. The way we do things now is to
> make .deb packages that contain source code. ...
For what it's worth, the only reason that there is a pcmcia-source package
is because of the kernel-source packages. All I've done is to keep pace.
When the kernel-source packages switched to containing a tar ball instead
of the source tree itself, the pcmcia-source package followed suit.
Note: I don't think that it is necessarily *bad* for a "binary" package to
contain a tar ball of a source. It is certainly more appropriate for
Debian (IMHO) than the packages that we have that contain documentation
only, especially the packages of online magazines.