Bug#479132: vim-scripts: Please package as a non-native package
ben+debian at benfinney.id.au
Sat May 3 02:27:39 UTC 2008
The 'vim-scripts' package takes upstream software, and applies Debian
patches and packaging to make the Debian package. This makes
'vim-scripts' most suitable for a "non-native" Debian package.
However, it's currently packaged inappropriately as a "native" Debian
package, with no separation of upstream source from Debian changes,
and no Debian release number in the version.
I realise there isn't a single "upstream tarball" or "upstream version
number" for the 'vim-scripts' software. This doesn't make it any less
"non-native": clearly the upstream software is useful outside the
context of a Debian operating system, and so is better separated from
the changes specific to Debian.
Please package 'vim-scripts' as a non-native source package, by:
* creating a tarball of only the upstream files, e.g.
* applying Debian packaging and other alterations in a separate patch,
* including a Debian revision number as per Policy section 5.6.12
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