Re: upstream field in package description
Christian Schoenebeck <email@example.com> 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>