Re: Comments+blank line in debian/control: Clarification in policy or MBF?
* Michael Tautschnig <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 2012-10-01, 14:25:
By policy, blank lines separate paragraphs, comments are discarded,
so we end up with an empty first paragraph. Policy, however, requires
that the *first* paragraph contains essential package information
I'm not convinced by this interpretation the Policy. Common sense tells
me that there's no such thing as "empty paragraph". So the question is:
are empty liens allowed at the beginning of a control file? I don't see
an answer to that question in the Policy, unfortunately.
- it seems only pbuilder is really strict in its interpretation of
policy here, but effectively that means that all our other build
infrastructure doing parsing of debian/control is *not*
Couldn't pbuilder parse .dsc instead of debian/control? .dsc is
guaranteed not to contain comments.
Taking a pragmatic position, it would be best to have policy
acknowledge the fact that empty paragraphs don't count, and get the
parser in pbuilder fixed.