"Entry: NA" in debian/upstream/metadata
As announced earlier , I am working on the validation of
debian/upstream/metadata files (a.k.a. DEP 12) we ship with Debian
packages. Recently I have noticed that many packages (~400 of ~1300
debian-med packages as of 2021-02-11) have registry entries with "NA"
for names, for example :
- Name: OMICtools
- Name: bio.tools
- Name: SciCrunch
- Name: conda:lb_arrakistx
I assume these NAs mean "not available". Maybe it would be better to
exclude such entries, or replace "NA" with empty strings? Because now
"NA" is a special (and undocumented) value, which may clash with legit
identifiers in the registries.