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

Peter Miller wrote:

> 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.

I ran into that problem with the xmonad-contrib package recently (about
200 contributors) and just used a bit it grep and awk.

However, it would nice if there was a tool that did this automagically.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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