Re: Vcs-* and Other Fields
Jonathan Yu <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'm curious if I missed something in the policy manual that mentioned
> paragraphs which are unknown. I find no mention of the Vcs-* fields
> but I don't know if they're supposed to just be copied as-is. I've
> seen the stuff on X-Comments and all the rules for X[BS]*- stuff, but
> not the Vcs- stuff in the policy manual.
> However, I did find those fields noted in the Developer Reference
> Should this be something in the policy itself?
I think so. But in general Policy doesn't document every possible
field, only the ones with Policy significance. dpkg from time to time
adds additional informational fields without needing a Policy section
first. However, I think that ones that become established should gain
Policy documentation so that we can be sure of interoperability, like we
did with Homepage.
I don't remember if there's a bug filed asking for inclusion of the
Vcs-* fields already. If there isn't and you feel like tracking this
down, a bug that has a pointer to the specification would be great, or a
proposed specification. For Lintian, we had trouble finding
documentation for what the contents should be for some cases,
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>