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Re: glibc-2.24-11+deb9u2 from s-p-u already in debian/dists/stretch/main/source/Sources.xz?




On 21/12/17 11:53, Philipp Hahn wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have written a tool myself to parse Debian's Packages and Sources
> files to mirror all files belonging to one version for post-processing.
> Today I stumbled over "glibc-2.24-11+deb9u2":
> - it is *not* listed on
> <https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=glibc&searchon=sourcenames&suite=all&section=all>
> - it is listed on <https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/glibc> for s-p-u
> - it is included in debian/dists/stretch/main/source/Sources.xz
> - it is *not* included in debian/dists/stretch/main/binary-amd64/Packages.xz
> 
> Is it normal for Sources to list source packages, which are not yet in
> Packages? (Probably yes, if there exists at least one architecture
> containing binary packages build from that source version)

It's listed as

Extra-Source-Only: yes

So yes, it's normal for it to be there, as another package has Built-Using on
that glibc version, so we need to ship the source.

Cheers,
Emilio