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Re: DEP5: CANDIDATE and ready for use in squeeze+1

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

> I'm curious about Source being a required field. Policy says:

>      In addition, the copyright file must say where the upstream sources
>      (if any) were obtained.

> Native packages tend to have no upstream sources, so for most of the 200
> or so native packages that I am involved in, I have no such thing in
> copyright, and I think that policy allows that. Anything I can think of
> to put in the source field seems redundant or pointless boilerplate --
> which I'd rather avoid having in the 200-odd native packages I am
> involved with in Debian.

Yeah, I think Source should be optional for native packages.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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