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Re: native packages


probably just a corner case, but for packages that happen to have no
useful .tar.gz.orig (either because it is distributed as
.zip.foo.rar.uuenc.gpg or because a lot of stuff has to be removed for
legal reasons), it should be ok for the maintainer to just make one
.tar.gz file, and not to "invent" a diff. As a compromise, a
debian/not_native file to stop lintian/linda from complaining is ok I

(And maybe a debian/really_native for a debian-native package whose
maintainer - for some wired reason - prefers to have a
.diff.gz/tar.gz.orig source package)


Am Mo, den 12.04.2004 schrieb Shaun Jackman um 22:28:
> 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?
> Cheers,
> Shaun
> 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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