Re: Bug#96458: xv is NOT a native Debian package (fwd)
could someone else please read the discussion in #96458 answer Philippe?
I'm tired of this frustrating discussion with someone who tried to make
xv a native Debain package.
PS: Please Cc me because I'm not on this list.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 07 May 2001 17:41:23 -0700
From: Philippe Troin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Adrian Bunk <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Bug#96458: xv is NOT a native Debian package
Adrian Bunk <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On 7 May 2001, Philippe Troin wrote:
> > No, native vs. non-native is just the absence vs. presence of the
> > debian revision suffix, but maybe I'm wrong. I could not find anything
> > in the policy manual that says that native debian packages should have
> > a .tar.gz source while the non-native debian packages should have a
> > .orig.tar.gz + .diff.gz.
> A good explanation is in the Developer's Reference:
Developper's reference is not policy.
> <-- snip -->
> 5.5. Packages
> There are two types of Debian packages, namely _source_ and _binary_
> Source packages consist of either two or three files: a `.dsc' file,
> and either a `.tar.gz' file or both an `.orig.tar.gz' and a `.diff.gz'
> If a package is developed specially for Debian and is not distributed
> outside of Debian, there is just one `.tar.gz' file which contains the
> sources of the program. If a package is distributed elsewhere too,
> the `.orig.tar.gz' file stores the so-called _upstream source code_,
> that is the source code that's distributed from the _upstream
> maintainer_ (often the author of the software). In this case, the
> `.diff.gz' contains the changes made by the Debian maintainer.
> The `.dsc' lists all the files in the source package together with
> checksums (`md5sums') and some additional info about the package
> (maintainer, version, etc.).
I don't think there's anything in the policy that mandates that the
non-native packages must come as a .orig.tar.gz and a .diff.gz.
The .tar.gz contains the upstream source if you look into it.