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Bug#65765: marked as done (a needless paragraph)

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Subject: a needless paragraph
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Package: debian-policy
Severity: wishlist


Section 2.4.4 "Documenting your changes" contains a paragraph talking about
the copyright file, but that doesn't fit in the contents of the paragraphs
before and after, which talk about the debian/changelog file. Furthermore,
placement of both the copyright and the changelog files in the binary
package is explained in sections 6.6 "Copyright information" and 6.8
"Changelog files". Therefore, I think this paragraph should be removed.

I doubt this proposal needs to be voted on (seconded|objected to), since
it doesn't change the spirit of the text, it's typographic.

The diff:

--- policy.sgml~        Fri Jun 16 19:34:56 2000
+++ policy.sgml Fri Jun 16 19:51:05 2000
@@ -1012,11 +1012,6 @@
            properly in the <tt>debian/changelog</tt> file.</p>

-           A copy of the file which will be installed in
-           <tt>/usr/share/doc/<var>package</var>/copyright</tt> should be
-           in <tt>debian/copyright</tt>.</p>
-         <p>
            In non-experimental packages you may only use a format for
            <tt>debian/changelog</tt> which is supported by the most
            recent released version of <prgn>dpkg</prgn>.  If your

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From: Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>
To: 65765-close@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Bug#65765: fixed in debian-policy
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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 14:47:32 -0500
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We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
debian-policy, which has been installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/d/debian-policy/debian-policy_3.2.1.2.dsc
  to pool/main/d/debian-policy/debian-policy_3.2.1.2_all.deb
policy.text.gz byhand
policy.html.tar.gz byhand
menu-policy.text.gz byhand
  to pool/main/d/debian-policy/debian-policy_3.2.1.2.tar.gz
virtual-package-names-list.text byhand
mime-policy.text.gz byhand
policy.ps.gz byhand
policy.pdf.gz byhand
libc6-migration.text byhand
A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 65765@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org> (supplier of updated debian-policy package)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 01:43:58 -0600
Source: debian-policy
Binary: debian-policy
Architecture: source all
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>
 debian-policy - Debian Policy Manual and related documents
Closes: 51879 53496 53700 55048 55730 57154 59403 65765 66912 76028
 debian-policy ( unstable; urgency=low
   * The minimal change in version number is so that people can test and
     root out the bugs in this document before we make everyone change to
     this version.
   * Document the Enhances relationship
   * Removed the restriction that one, and exactly one, person must
     maintain a package.                            closes: Bug#51879
   * Fixed a typo, and added the nogroup name, in uid/gid section of
     policy.                                        closes: Bug#53496
   * Fixed a misstatement in policy about not needing to depend on packages
     in the base system (not true -- the Essential tag is significant)
                                                    closes: Bug#53700
   * Clarified update-rc.d stuff                    closes: Bug#55048
   * We have already included the material for shlibdep changes, and most
     of this is not relevant to policy anyway.      closes: Bug#55730
   * makedev--> MAKEDEV                             closes: Bug#57154
   * Added restrictions on the files in /usr/share/doc/
                                                    closes: Bug#59403
   * Changed location of a paragraph about copyright files into the section
     that deals with copyright files.               closes: Bug#65765
   * init script configuration variables            closes: Bug#66912
   * Clarifed language about packages sharing a conffile need to be marked
     as conflicting                                 closes: Bug#76028
 7873b3a6ddd5f3fc015ccb2aaae800a8 662 doc optional debian-policy_3.2.1.2.dsc
 9cbc8f71b1bb280c441a9e33cc85daa5 486560 doc optional debian-policy_3.2.1.2.tar.gz
 04d4f5d13f7ab04c97034c884e6425b4 542540 doc optional debian-policy_3.2.1.2_all.deb
 42928cef99fee859b6442277e91eeb22 120715 byhand - policy.ps.gz
 9632447891b3a57f956b52c80fd177e7 208362 byhand - policy.pdf.gz
 0fbf6fcc843ed1c928f5f92b05949c43 66419 byhand - policy.html.tar.gz
 203f852c33bd0d6df7b8a66977728d98 62122 byhand - policy.text.gz
 3ed7aa5a489834b24bb28ff377a34aa9 10982 byhand - libc6-migration.text
 1e4917c791262f0cd6de796444e51c86 7785 byhand - virtual-package-names-list.text
 1b08168ee1c506d3475612bc4d3cdbbf 2180 byhand - menu-policy.text.gz
 52f844690780aef153828e7325e90d91 1599 byhand - mime-policy.text.gz

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