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Re: listing Debian derivatives on the website?

While I mostly agree with every point, I do have something specific to add:

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 9:06 PM, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:
>      * distributes source for all the FOSS software it distributes; I
>        plan to write some code to check for that the source and binary
>        package lists from the apt repositories match.

If you do this (which is a good idea), I'd recommend adding some extra
logic when dealing with kernel packages.  All packages in the Finnix
repositories have proper source packages, with the exception of
linux-image-*.  I build kernel packages using make-kpkg, so while
there are corresponding linux-source-* packages distributed, there is
technically no actual source package in Sources.

If a source package is found, no extra handling should be needed.  But
if not, and it's linux-{image,headers,source}-* etc, the lint program
should try to make sure there's a corresponding linux-source "binary"
package available.

Excellent work on herding the cats so far, by the way.


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