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Bug#833169: dpkg-dev-el: debian/NEWS is loaded in debian-changelog-mode, which encourages lintian debian-news-entry-uses-asterisk complaints

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On Fri 19 Oct 2018 at 08:07AM -0300, David Bremner wrote:

> The format in devref doesn't actually have any justification, which is
> odd. I also think that if the format of some file in a package is
> normative, then it should be in policy, not devref. Oh well.
> What do you suggest we do here? Open debian/NEWS in readme-debian-mode?
> That suports only a single timestamp. Asterisks are (literally)
> hardcoded into debian-changelog-mode, so I don't know how easy that
> would be to change.

I think we need to standardise the format of NEWS.Debian in Policy,
based on what most packages currently do.

Sean Whitton

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