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Re: [xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#676686: libxslt1.1: libxslt1.1 binNMU broke multi-arch installability

On Sun, Jun 10, 2012 at 10:01:29AM +0200, Guillem Jover wrote:
> As I mentioned in the long ref-counting thread, I strongly disagree this
> is a correct solution, it just seems like a hack to me. Instead I
> think we should consider changelog (and copyright as long as it's in
> machine parseable format) as dpkg metadata (something dpkg misses
> compared to rpm or other package managers for example) and as such they
> should go into the .deb control member, which would end up in the dpkg
> database w/o any kind of file conflict, and very minor packaging effort
> as for most that would be handled by helpers.
At last.
I've always thought having changelog and copyright in /usr is incorrect
and they belong with other metadata. And when I saw discussions about M-A
and binNMUs I've instantly understood that it is the real solution for
that problem.
I'm not sure about "as long as it's in machine parseable format" though.

(maybe we'll get signed .debs and other RPM goodies one day too)


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