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Re: Copyright format 1.0 (developed as DEP-5) now available

On Fri, 24 Feb 2012 20:20:16 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

> Version 1.0 of the machine-readable format for debian/copyright files (the
> culmination of the DEP-5 process) has now been published.  The canonical
> URL (and also the URL to use in the Format field in such files) is:
>     http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/

Thanks alot for finalizing this long project!
> For those who have adopted various iterations of the DEP-5 format for your
> packages, please consider updating to this format the next time you revise
> your package.

The easiest way to do this is to run
    cme fix dpkg-copyright
(and check the results, of course.)

cme is in libconfig-model-perl, and you should use at least 2.006-1.
(2.007-1 fixes "cme migrate".)

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