DEP-5: removed files
I remember that debian/copyright should not only list where the source
was downloaded from, but also the files which were removed by the
packager and the motivation for the removal (DFSG, patents, large
convenience copy of a library...). At least, that's how I interpret
this (from , I cannot find an excerpt from policy):
"3) Include a description of how you obtained the upstream source
tarball. This should be sufficient for anybody to duplicate the
process immediately, but don't worry too much if it isn't (eg, the
server is not public or no longer accessible)."
I see no way with the current DEP-5 proposal to store this
My proposal would be to add a new type of sections:
Removed-Files: similar to Files, for removed files
Rationale: reason for the removal.
Best regards, Thibaut.