Re: Reporting 1.2K crashes
"Lisandro Damián Nicanor Pérez Meyer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> And DEP5 is fine as long as you don't hit a source wich makes it grow
> above 12k+ lines. Then it becames a real PITA.
This usually means you're doing it wrong. Comprehensive copyright-format
1.0 files for some of my packages with over 20 different licenses,
including all of the build machinery (which you don't actually have to
document), and dozens of separate copyright holders are only 300 lines.
Obviously they'll grow considerably if you have licenses that aren't in
common-licenses but are quite long, but that's unavoidable regardless of
A lot of these sorts of complaints about ridiculous-sized copyright-format
1.0 files turned out to be because people didn't collapse the copyright
statements for multiple files covered under the same license and didn't
make effective use of wildcards.
Of course, it's strictly optional, so don't bother if you don't want. But
I'm personally a bit dubious there are many source packages that actually
*require* 12K+ lines to document their copyright holders and licenses
using copyright-format 1.0. However, I can readily see how you could get
that result through simple-minded, mechanical generation.
I generate my copyright-format 1.0 files with a script; it's just a script
smart enough to compress copyright statements. (Sadly, my script is
fairly custom-tuned for my own patterns of documenting copyright holders
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>