Re: DEP5: CANDIDATE and ready for use in squeeze+1
Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.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 (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>