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Re: DEP5: Please drop requirement of stripped source being mentioned in Source:

On Tue, Jan 18, 2011 at 02:35:17AM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> DEP-5 allows additional unofficial fields.  So I am allowed to do as
> this (from the bitcoin package currently pending ftpmaster
> approval):

> Format: http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/dep/web/deps/dep5.mdwn?rev=162
> Upstream-Name: Bitcoin
> Upstream-Contact: Satoshi Nakamoto <satoshin@gmx.com>
> Source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitcoin/files/
> Copyright: 2009-2010, Bitcoin Developers
> License: Expat

> Files-Excluded: bin/*
> Comment: source-less binaries

> Files-Excluded: src/cryptopp/*
> Comment: unneeded external project sources

> Files: src/json/*
> Copyright: 2007-2009, John W. Wilkinson
> License: Expat

Actually, no, you aren't.

  There are three kinds of paragraphs: the first one is called the “header
  paragraph”. Every other paragraph is either a “Files” paragraph or a
  stand-alone license paragraph. This is similar to source and binary package
  paragraphs in debian/control files.


In this case you've added your custom fields as new *paragraphs*, and that
isn't permitted by the current language of DEP-5.

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