[Pkg-freevo-maint] Bug#787595: Some sources are not included in your package

bastien ROUCARIÈS roucaries.bastien+debian at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 10:07:30 UTC 2015

Package: freevo 
version; 1.9.2b2-4.2 
user: lintian-maint at debian.org
usertags: source-is-missing
severity: serious
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 [1] (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 [2]:
 - Upstream can do it too and you could even supply a patch to them, thus full 
filling our social contract [3], 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

[1] https://www.debian.org/social_contract.en.html#guidelines
[2] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=736873#8
[3] https://www.debian.org/social_contract
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