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Re: RFC declarative built-using field generation

Le Thu, Feb 07, 2013 at 03:09:07PM -0400, Joey Hess a écrit :
> The Built-Using field required[1] by recent policy results in some
> problems for maintainers:
> [1] Or at least encouraged, depending on how policy and the intent of
>     policy is interpreted.

Hi Joey,

in section 5.3, that lists Built-Using as a field found in binary control
files, it is not marked as mandatory or recommended.  Of course, documenting is
encouraging in a way.

However, if our archive relies on this field to ensure that we respect the
redistribution terms of the materials it contains, then I think that it would
be consistent to mark the field recommended when we will update its
description, either when following up on the current disucssion in the BTS
(#688251), or after this discussion on -devel emerges in an implemented

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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