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Re: native packages

I won't say anything useful here, but simply add a "Me too!". I would 
say the following two statements always hold:

	version contains '-' implies not Debian native (i.e. orig/diff)
	not (version contains '-') implies Debian native (i.e. tar.gz)

If either of these fails, I think lintian/linda should definitely 
complain. Can anyone think of a counterexample?


On Mon April 12, 2004 12h32, Henning Makholm wrote:
> 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.

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