Bug#142164: Packages files should be in UTF-8
On Thu, Sep 29, 2005 at 11:32:13PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> reassign 142164 general
> Just because a topic has been discussed on the policy
> discussion list is not reason enough to assign the bug to
Note that bug has been reassigned to the policy in 2003. Spam
closed it, and it was just reopened.
> This has nothing to do with creating a package, and certainly
> not the place of policy to lead out by mandating stuff. Again, this
> problem needs to be worked out abd put into effect by the bits that
> put the Package ile together, and once we have a working solution, we
> can start examing the bits of policy that may need to be changed for
> the solution.
I agree that the policy shouldn't mandate that the Packages
file should be encoded in UTF-8. But I think it should say
the the control and changelog files are, and I believe that is in
the scope of the policy. This would of course have as side
effect that the Packages file ends up as UTF-8 too.
Note it says that is is "recommended" to encode the changelog in
UTF-8 (C.2.2), it does not say any such thing about the control
file. I think we should say that both should be encoded in
UTF-8, or maybe a must. But we can change that to a must at a