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Re: Bug#128077: Please mention native source packages in maint-gu ide

On Sun, Jan 06, 2002 at 06:35:20PM -0800, Yves Arrouye wrote:
> > A Debian native source package is one which has no .diff.gz, because the
> > Debian source code and the upstream source code are the same thing.  This
> > means that the source tarball contains a debian/ directory with the
> > necessary packaging infrastructure.  This configuration is used for
> > packages
> > such as dpkg and apt which are developed specifically for Debian.
> Thanks for the explanation. Well, ICU is definitely not developed
> specifically for Debian, but since I am one of the upstream developers, I
> found it convenient to have the debian/ directory in it, not just for me but
> for anybody who would want to grab ICU from the CVS and build a .deb for it.
> So I guess that as long as the explanation in maint-guide says that a native
> Debian package is a package that builds with no modifications, not just a
> package developed specifically for Debian, it will be clear for everybody.

Surely this is documented in the Policy or the Developers' Reference?

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