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Bug#397939: Proposal: Packages must have a working clean target

Package: debian-policy
Severity: important


during the last months i had to review several packages. Quite a number
of packages were not buildable two times (eg. "unrepresentable changes
to source"). Most of these packages used svn-buildpackage or
cvs-buildpackage. This bug is quite annoying as one needs to either
manual interact or run dpkg-source -x again.

I therefore propose a policy change for etch+1, that all packages need
to have a proper working clean target, so a directly rebuild of the
package is possible without manual interaction.

Discussion and rephrasing of that text welcome.

[root@debian /root]# man real-life
No manual entry for real-life

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