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

On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 06:06:46PM +0000, Julian Gilbey wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 07, 2002 at 12:03:47PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > > 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?
> Only in the old packaging manual and very briefly in policy.
> Developers' Reference section 5.5 mentions it briefly as well.

The developers' reference 5.5 doesn't even use the word "native", though it
does seem to explain what it is.  It should probably be elaborated, too.

I think it is especially important to have this in the new maintainers'
guide, though, so that new maintainers understand this distinction when
building their first packages.

 - mdz

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