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I repackaged-source-not-advertised

All reports of repackaged-source-not-advertised for the archive. The extended description of this tag is:

The debian/copyright file mentions Files-Excluded but the source version has no repack suffix.

Repackaged sources are expected to indicate in their version number that they are different from the upstream release. It is commonly done by adding a repack suffix to the upstream version.

The choice of repack suffix depends on the reason for repackaging. When some files were excluded because licensing was a concern, the suffix +dfsg may be appropriate. In more generic cases, one could chose +ds.

Upstream sources are sometimes repackaged by accident when using old versions of dh_make. It can also happen when a maintainer invokes the dh_make option --createorig even though it is not needed.

According to the Debian Developer's Reference 6.7.8.2, the repack suffix is not required.

Please include such a suffix in the changelog version number to avoid this warning.

Refer to https://bugs.debian.org/471537 and https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/best-pkging-practices.html for details.

Severity: info

Check: debian/copyright

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