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Re: Quick idea: VCS for cabal-debian → official-debian modifications

At Sat, 18 Apr 2009 00:15:18 +1000,
Trent W. Buck wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 08:26:40AM -0500, Jeremy Shaw wrote:
> >> What about, for example, when the Debian maintainer has carefully
> >> prepared an accurate debian/copyright, but upstream has changed the
> >> value of LICENSE?
> >
> > Do you mean the License field in the .cabal file?
> I actually meant a file ./LICENSE in the root of the upstream tarball.

If this file is refered to by the License-File field in .cabal, the
the scheme I suggested would check for changes to it. Since that
particular file is a GNU standard, it might be reasonable to check it
for changes when present even if it is not referred to by .cabal file.

But, the best solution is this case is to send a patch to the upstream
maintainer :)

 - jeremy

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