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 <email@example.com>