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Re: Clarifying the mandatory contents of the Debian copyright file.

On Wed, 2012-01-18 at 09:49 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> interest to have a written document that describes precisely
> what the Debian copyright file must contain.

Are there any plans to write a tool to scan a project tree and generate
the DEP-5 debian/copyright file?

I am my own upstream for many projects, and some of them have thousands
of source files.  There is no way I am going to write and maintain
debian/copyright in DEP-5 format by hand.  I imagine that a similar
problem exists for DDs who package large upstream projects.

Without an automated tool, I will be ignoring the optional DEP-5 misery.

Peter Miller <peter.miller.aus@gmail.com>

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