Bug#556015: Clarify requirements for copyright file
On Sat, Mar 05, 2011 at 12:19:22AM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Hi Russ,
> Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Right, this was the reason why I hadn't committed anything yet. We have
> > to decide whether we're going to prohibit arch:any -> arch:all links
> > completely to ensure that the binNMU changelog entries are visible. My
> > inclination is to do so, and hence drop this whole section and just say
> > that it's not allowed, but this will declare several packages in Debian
> > buggy.
> > Now, depending on how you read Policy, they were *already* buggy, since
> > Policy has always required that packages ship changelog files, and those
> > packages are in essence not including accurate changelog files. But this
> > is making that very explicit.
> For what it's worth, I agree --- it seems best to prohibit
> arch:any -> arch:all links until a better solution comes around.
I support that. My opinion is that it was a mistake to allow
/usr/share/doc/<pkg> to be a symlink in the first place, so the
more we remove them the better.
Imagine a large red swirl here.