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Re: Enabling uscan to simply remove files from upstream source



On 12-08-24 at 01:06pm, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:33:09PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > > Files-Excluded:
> > >     # ignore copy of lua
> > >     lua_5.1.4/
> […]
> > Above means inventing a *new* syntax for files, instead of reusing 
> > the existing one from Files: paragraphs.
> 
> debian/control, which is 822-like, already supports #-comments. So, 
> strictly speaking, we will just reusing a (meta-)syntax that already 
> exists elsewhere among debian/* files.
> 
> Note, however, that #-comments in debian/control must *start* the 
> line, so the above example wouldn't work.

Support for #-comments is 822-like files is specific to debian/control, 
and Jakub Wilk pointed out in <20120823192353.GA5628@jwilk.net>.

Debian Policy, §5.1:
> Lines starting with # without any preceding whitespace are comments 
> lines that are only permitted in source package control files 
> (`debian/control').


 - Jonas

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