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Bug#2255: dpkg includes out of date Guidelines

Mark W. Eichin writes ("Bug#2255: dpkg includes out of date Guidelines"):
> the source tar file includes a "Guidelines" file that still talks
> about PACKAGE_REVISION. I also don't see any discussion of how to
> replace a file with a new one, but perhaps that has only been
> discussed on the list and isn't "policy" yet...

I can fix this in two ways:

1. Throw away the old copy in the dpkg source tree.

2. Put the latest version of the dpkg source tree and maintain that as
the master.  Optionally install a formatted version.

Opinions ?  Especially, Ian M. ?


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