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Re: upstream field in package description

Christian Schoenebeck <schoenebeck@software-engineering.org> writes:
> Es geschah am Freitag 13 Mai 2005 22:15 als Adeodato Simó schrieb:

>>   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.

Well, you can if you require a particular format, but the main obstacle to
both checking it in the control file and checking it in the copyright file
is that not every package *has* an upstream author or upstream source.  So
it's not something that can be enforced uniformly.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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