Re: New: "cme run paste-license script" (was: Re: pasting license text into debian/copyright)
On Sunday, 22 October 2017 08:55:44 CEST Andreas Tille wrote:
> $ cme run paste-license --arg license=CeCILL --arg file=COPYING >
> copyright.patch Log4perl: Seems like no initialization happened. Forgot to
> call init()?
That's a bug in cme that will be fixed soon.
> Warning: Files:"*" License short_name skipping value CeCILL
> because of the following errors: license 'CeCILL' is not declared in main
> License section. Expected
Looks like you copyright file already has
without the matching section in Licenses (the one you trying to add). cme
emits a warning when reading a copyright file with this error. This value is
ignored because of this error.
> Warning: Files:"debian/*" License short_name skipping value CeCILL because
> of the following errors: license 'CeCILL' is not declared in main License
> section. Expected
> License CeCILL is not used in Files: section
The new added license is seen as unused because the CeCILL values were ignored
> Configuration item 'Files:"*" License short_name' has a wrong value:
> Undefined mandatory value.
This is an error shown while writing the file. cme does not accept to write
back a copyright file containing errors. The values are missing because, err,
they were ignored above because, err, the main license was missing.
I guess that error handling in cme can be improved ...
> I admit I do not really understand all the output to stderr.
I hope I gave some clue above ...
> The output
> to stdout
The fact that stdout is redirect makes the errors above harder to understand.
> (in my example redirected to copyright.patch) is
err. it never occurred to me that someone could feed cme output to patch ....
> So this does not really help since its neither a valid patch for
> d/copyright nor can I add this content there without editing. It just
> added a '+' to the original license text which is not really helpful.
> May be I'm continuously missing the point but shouldn't it add rather
> a ' ' instead of a '+' and replace empty lines by ' .'?
cme should write debian/copyright provided no error is left.
Following Perl's TIMTOWTDI tradition, I suggest to fix this problem by either:
- use -force option with cme and add back the License entries after cme has
saved the file
- use the GUI (cme edit dpkg-copyright) and cut'n'paste CeCILL license text in
the License section (see  for details)
- tweak your file so that cme check returns no warning before running paste-
- fix everything at once with: cme modify dpkg-copyright -force 'License:CeCILL
text=.file(COPYING) ! Files:"*" License short_name=CeCILL Files:"debian/*"
Hope this helps
(*) I always wondered if an erroneous value found in a file should be ignored
or loaded. I've chosen the first option, which leads to the cascading errors
you've found. I guess that I should implement the second option at least when
-force option is used.
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