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Bug#203145: (uploaders in control) Note: not in .deb

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 14:44:15 +0100, Jeroen van Wolffelaar <jeroen@wolffelaar.nl> said: 

> Please note that current packaging scripts do not propagate the
> Uploaders: field into .deb's.

	Does it need to?

> So either policy should not require that (or evenforbid it), or the

	Policy does indeed not require it.

> packaging scripts should be changed to _do_ propagate this
> information (needing a rebuild of _all_ debs of packages that have
> comaintainers, but as a policy version bump requires such a rebuild,
> this is no issue).

	This is silly, yes.

> The .dsc has the Uploaders field propagated though.

	Why is this not sufficient? Why do we need a policy dictum
 about this? What problems would arise of there is not formal policy
 about this issue?

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