Re: upstream field in package description
Es geschah am Freitag 13 Mai 2005 22:15 als Adeodato Simó schrieb:
> That if a package does not contain those two bits of information in
> the copyright file (author and where to get the source), you should
> file a serious bug against the package, since the Debian Policy §12.5
> mandates that such information must be present.
Good on paper, better to be enforced.
> > I would like to ask for adding a new field to Debian package descriptions
> > which defines the upstream source of a package, that is the location
> > where the original sources were downloaded and probably optional as
> > another field the upstream authors, like:
> > Upstream-Source: http://www.getithere.org
> > Upstream-Author: Foo Crew <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hence no need for this, its place is not the description but the
> copyright file, already.
Right, but as a package description field it's easy to ensure (automatically)
that this information is really provided. You can't seriously check that
automatically on a README or copyright file.
This would improve quality of the Debian distribution and be handy for users