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Re: Entries in Packages files that lack a Source field

Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
The detection of binary NMUs is currently, among others, using the
debian version of a package and guessing from its form. What is a
binary NMU and what not is not aparent from the Packages file. It has
been suggested to insert Source: entries pointing to the original
source of an binary NMU instead.

Yes, by me. It's not related to this issue; the problem there is that dpkg thinks the "source" is 2.1.3-16.0.1. It will happily include a Source: line to that effect when it can't be inferred from the Version: field.


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