Your message dated Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:04:09 +0000
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and subject line Bug#813531: Removed package(s) from unstable
has caused the Debian Bug report #813239,
regarding [acorn] Some sources are not included in your package
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Package: acorn
version: 0.12.0-1
Severity: serious
usertags: source-is-missing
severity: serious


your package includes some files that seem to lack sources
in preferred forms of modification:

File test/compare/esprima.js  includes two line generated from:
 tools/ that is missing.

This line should be injected at build time

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."

In some cases this could also constitute a license violation for some
copyleft licenses such as the GNU GPL. (While sometimes the licence
allows not to ship the source, the DFSG always mandates source code.)

In order to solve this problem, you could:
1.  add the source files to "debian/missing-sources" directory.
2. repack the origin tarball and add the missing source files to it.

Both way satisfy the requirement to ship all source code. The 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 or #debian-qa for more


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Version: 0.12.0-1+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package acorn has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using

This message was generated automatically; if you believe that there is
a problem with it please contact the archive administrators by mailing

Debian distribution maintenance software
Scott Kitterman (the ftpmaster behind the curtain)

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