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Re: How to update control file time stamps


On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 07:37:11PM +0200, Malte Forkel wrote:
> Am 16.08.2015 um 19:00 schrieb Paul Wise:
> >
> > Sounds like removing the timestamps is the right thing to do here.


> That's a creative way to deal with it :-)
> The footers were created by dh_make (see
> https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/dother.en.html#readme).
> Most README's in /usr/share/doc seem to have one.

I think your are missing the point.

#1, the time stamp in README.Debian template file is there with reason.
When users read README.Debian, they know for sure when it was written and
not outdated.  I usually rely on such date to assess the age of the
content and its applicability.  Removing it is counter productive.

 maint-guide states:

   modify template file contents to suit your needs;

#2, it is template file.  You are suppose to edit it.  You can use "date
-R" under reasonable editor to create such string when you edit.  There
is no need to change it every time you make upload.  You update when you
update other parts of the file.


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