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Re: Wish: sources cited in /usr/doc documentation

Martin Mitchell <martin@debian.org> writes:
>	In addition, the copyright file must say where the upstream sources
>	(if any) were obtained...
>You should report a bug against listar if it does not provide this

I once did an informal survey of the packages installed here, and
found that *many* lacked this information (maybe a quarter of them).
I think the policy should be tightened, to require a strictly
formatted line with a URL or keyword.  That way, lintian could check
for it.  I'm thinking of something like this:

  Source: ftp://ftp.xfree86.org/pub/XFree86/3.3.2/fixes/3.3.2-patch1
  Source: http://horac.ta.jcu.cz/aa/aalib/
  Source: maintained by tedhajek@boombox.micro.umn.edu
  Source: Debian specific

If assembled from several upstream files, it would be okay to give a
URL to the *directory* where they can be found, or to include several
"Source:" lines.

		- Jim Van Zandt

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