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Re: Bug#437392: debhelper: subroutine "isnative" in Dh_Lib.pm is confused by NMU of native package

On Tue, Aug 14, 2007 at 13:38:04 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:

> Bart Martens wrote:
> > Policy states that if there is no "debian_revision" then hyphens "-" are
> > not allowed in the "upstream_version".
> > http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-controlfields.html#s-f-Version
> > Policy also states that "native Debian packages" are "packages which
> > have been written especially for Debian".
> > http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-binary.html#s3.2.1
> > 
> > Policy does not explicitly state that the presence/absence of a
> > "debian_revision" or that the presence/absence of hyphen(s) "-" indicate
> > whether or not the package is a "native Debian package".
>      <debian_revision>
>           It is optional; if it isn't present then the <upstream_version>
>           may not contain a hyphen.  This format represents the case where
>           a piece of software was written specifically to be turned into a
>           Debian package, and so there is only one "debianisation" of it
>           and therefore no revision indication is required.
> This strongly implies that debian native packages don't use debian_revision.
It also implies that if there is no debian_revision, upstream_version
can contain a hyphen.


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