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Re: New field in binary stanza

On måndagen den 24 december 2007, David Paleino wrote:
> Il giorno Mon, 24 Dec 2007 16:25:43 +0000
> Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> ha scritto:
> > On Mon, 24 Dec 2007 16:51:13 +0100
> > David Paleino <d.paleino@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Hi *,
> > > would it be possible to have a "License" field in the information of a
> > > package?
> >
> > Why? What is the benefit?
> >
> > A machine-interpretable format for debian/copyright is already
> > available. Why clutter the dpkg and apt-cache with licence lines?
> debian/copyright is not available via the APT cache, thus cannot be
> available to wrappers like python-apt and others.

Changelogs and copyright files are available at predictable locations under 
http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/ (it would be nice if the Release 
file format were extended to include this information so that other 
repositories than the official ones could make these files available in the 
same manner).

Magnus Holmgren        holmgren@lysator.liu.se
                       (No Cc of list mail needed, thanks)

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