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Re: FAQ for debian-mentors



Re: Re: FAQ for debian-mentors [Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org>, Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 02:19:26PM +1000, <20030908041926.GC18292@hezmatt.org>]
> > You have to stress that people actually upload the _source_ package. If
> > not told, they tend to provide i386 binaries.
> 
> Is "all of the files (.orig.tar.gz, diff, changes, dsc, and binary
> package(s)) relating to your package" not strong enough?  I would have
> thought it would have been clear enough.  Just writing "source package"
> would be less informative, IMHO.  This way, at least, there's half a chance
> that people will notice that they're missing some files...

I wrote that mail when I saw the -mentors posting [1]. The page page
pointed to there contains only i386 binary packages (on a side note, I
think these should be architecture all packages).

I then went to the Mentors FAQ, searched for "source" and found nothing.
Upon close inspection, your statement is clear, but I'd change it:

> # Provide a publically accessible place where all of the files
> (.orig.tar.gz, diff, changes, dsc, and binary package(s)) relating to
> your package can be downloaded from.

# Provide a publically accessible place where all of the files
relating to your package can be downloaded from, that is both the source
package (.orig.tar.gz, .diff, and .dsc files) and binary packages along
with .changes files.

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2003/debian-mentors-200309/msg00056.html

Christoph
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