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Re: say goodbye to network-manager-strongswan?

On 07/17/2014 06:40 PM, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> On 07/16/14 17:56, Thomas Goirand wrote:
>> BTW, it feels weird that the package build-depends on debhelper when it
>> really is using CDBS. The debian/copyright is also quite wrong, as it
>> doesn't include the copyright notice for the GPL v2 (and I believe
>> that's mandatory, right?). Not commenting on the fact that it's still
>> using the format 1.0 without debian/source/format file, etc. In other
>> words, I agree that this package is in the need for a bit more care.
> I can send you another NMU, if you are interested?

Well, only if it fixes RC bugs, if you provided a debdiff, and gave
enough time to the current package maintainer to fix it himself. "Enough
time" is generally considered as 1 month in Debian.

> There is also a new upstream version, but I would guess this is beyond
> scope for an NMU?

Generally, it's indeed out of scope. Unless there's strong motivations
behind switching to a new upstream release (like: fixing an RC bug,
fixing another package RC bug that depends on the new upstream release,
or stuff like that).

> The copyright file containes a pointer to /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.
> Is this insufficient?

Unfortunately, it's not. You need the copyright notice. I wont point to
a specific package, there's so many in Debian that it shouldn't be hard
to find. I believe this could be included in an NMU (though it's
probably a waste of time to NMU just for this).


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