Re: changelog of debian policy?
Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> Hello Harri,
>> Is there a changelog of the Debian policy online?
>> Actually I would have expected a pointer on
>> http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/, but maybe
>> I am too blind to see.
> That depends on what information you need. If you're refering to the
> packaging of the policy, that URL's have passed by now. But what I guess
> you mean is the changes between policy versions, i.e. what you need to
> change to upgrade a package's standards-version. That information is
> in /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/upgrading-checklist.txt.gz. I don't
> think that's available online though.
Which is somewhat ironic, given that upgrading-checklist starts out as
upgrading-checklist.html in the debian-policy source package, and is then
stripped of tags to be distributed as a .txt file.
It might be nice to distribute it as html and/or fix-up the reference in
section 1.2 to point this file. Perhaps the checklist could be referenced
as an appendix or the like so that the <ref> tag could be used, and then
dwww could easily find it as well. However, I'm not sure whether this is
wishlist bug-worthy or not.