[Debian-med-packaging] Bug#608530: Bug#608530: non-free paml-doc package shows up in main

Adam D. Barratt adam at adam-barratt.org.uk
Sat Jan 1 13:13:32 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-01-01 at 13:52 +0100, Steffen Möller wrote:
> On 01/01/2011 01:35 PM, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> > This is due to the source package having:
> > 
> > Source: paml
> > Section: non-free/science
> > [...]
> > Package: paml-doc
> > Architecture: all
> > Section: doc
> > 
> > The binary package should be in non-free/doc.
> Fixed in the Debian Med svn now. I'll upload later today.


> If I am not errorneous, the assignment of "doc" was happening
> by blindly following a note of lintian that requested the
> section "doc" for a package name ending with "-doc". I need
> to investigate
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/wrong-section-according-to-package-name.html

Yeah, lintian could be a little smarter there.  I'll open a bug so we
don't forget to fix it.

> It was not clear to me, that the initial assignment of the non-free
> distribution could be removed for individual packages.

There's no technical requirement that the component for the source and
binary packages be consistent - for instance, a source in main can
produce binary packages in contrib, if the dependency on non-free or
out-of-archive software is "only" at runtime.

The FTP team are aware of the issue, so hopefully we might get better
technical solutions in the future.

fwiw, running lintian again on the .dsc you uploaded would have

E: paml source: section-area-mismatch Package paml-doc

highlighting the issue.



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