[Pkg-freeipa-devel] Bug#787593: Some sources are not included in your package
roucaries.bastien+debian at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 10:01:21 UTC 2015
user: lintian-maint at debian.org
X-Debbugs-CC: ftpmaster at debian.org
Your package seems to include some files that lack sources
in prefered forms of modification:
According to Debian Free Software Guidelines  (DFSG) #2:
"The program must include source code, and must allow distribution
in source code as well as compiled form.".
This could also constitute a license violation for some copyleft licenses such
as the GNU GPL.
In order to solve this problem, you could:
1. repack the origin tarball adding the missing source to it.
2 add the source files to "debian/missing-sources" directory
Both way satisfies the requirement that we ship the source. Second option
might be preferable due to the following reasons :
- Upstream can do it too and you could even supply a patch to them, thus full
filling our social contract , see particularly §2.
- If source and non-source are in different locations, ftpmasters may
miss the source and (needlessly) reject the package.
- The source isn't duplicated in every .diff.gz/.debian.tar.* (though
this only really matters for larger sources).
You could also ask debian-qa at lists.debian.org or #debian-qa for more
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