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



On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 12:04:29 -0500, Bob Hilliard <hilliard@debian.org> said: 

> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> writes:
>> 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?

>      If a developer decides to formalize a co-maintainer for a
> package, he will look in Policy for a description of the field.  Is

	Why is the developer looking into policy, and not the
 documentation of the packaging system? Policy is not documentation
 for dpkg/katie/dinstall.

> it "Uploader:" or "Uploaders:"?  May it include commas or other
> punctuation?  Having such information conveniently available in
> Policy is preferable to searching the archives of -devel for that
> information.

	And having it in the proper place, and not cluttering up
 policy, is even better.

	manoj
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