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Re: Developer names within debian/changelog

Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs@debian.org> writes:

> Nearly all of the changelog is currently not machine-parsable, with
> notable exclusion of the first and last line (-- author), and the
> closes: statements.  Everything else, like descriptions of files
> changed, bugs fixed, translations updated, release codenames and indeed
> maintainer names are there only for humans to read.

This is not *completely* true; lintian parses the changelog for certain
words and conventions and will whine if you don't follow them.  But
lintian tends to be a weird special case about some of these things.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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