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Re: native packages

Scripsit Bartosz Fenski aka fEnIo <fenio@o2.pl>

> So why don't we provide some additional header or file in debian subdirectory
> to mark native packages?

Something like making dpkg-source -b refuse to build a native source
package if the version number contains a dash (unless some force
option is given)?

There are 423 .tar.gz files in the current unstable Sources file that
wouldn't have been built then. Many of them look like they are not
really Debian native, and not really numbered -1 upstream either.

> but maybe someone else could be so kindly and code it.

The first step would be to muster a consensus that it is indeed always
wrong to have no .diff.gz for a package with an upstream author
outside Debian. I'm not quite sure such a consensus exists today.

Henning Makholm                                      "Punctuation, is? fun!"

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