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Re: Entries in Packages files that lack a Source field

On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 12:18:55PM +0200, 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.

That should probably happen regardless, and is because dpkg doesn't have
the proper support for it. It's independent of whether to add Source:
lines when unneeded in any other case. If you bin-NMU, you *are*
building from a source called -N.0.1, because you changed the changelog.
dpkg-dev could have some means to build with different version number
from the same source package, or any other (probably a bit hacky) way to
achieve this.

That there's special code in dak to cope with this issue somewhat
heuristically is a sign of that the bin-NMU issue is deeper.


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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