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Re: DEP-5 format definition hell

On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 01:57:29PM +0200, Sven Hoexter wrote:
> I currently see a wild mix of different format definitions used by people
> hitting debian-mentors. While I personally don't care as long as
> the copyright file is complete I don't think this fulfills the goal of
> this DEP.

This is because DEP5 is not finalized yet. When its inclusion into
the debian-policy package is final, the official copy of the spec
will be at a URL that will be like this:


When this is ready, there will be an announcement on debian-devel-announce
and every other Format: URL will need to be amended. Until then,
use whatever you feel best like. The spec suggests something like this:


which seems like a reasonable thing to do, since it documents what
version of the spec the file is written against.

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