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Re: Debian Native Packages and README.Status

On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 07:48:00PM +0100, Thorsten Alteholz wrote:

> >IMHO, the process would be more robust if, instead, the script uses
> >the standard Debian method to describe whether the source package has
> >an upstream tarball + patch, or not.  Specifically, the absense of a
> >"debian revision" in the Version string [2].
> Ok, but can you really say that any native package has no tarball to
> download?

A "native" package has no *upstream* tarball.  That is the definition
of "native".  The SVN property "mergeWithUpstream" applies only to
packages that DO have an upstream tarball.

Therefore: YES, the snippet I showed is precisely the right test.


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