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Re: debian/copyright and Files-Within-Files



Don:

I really like your solution. It's rather elegant.

I guess it is possible we run into some messed up corner case where a
directory has the same name as the tarball, but I'm hoping that never
happens, and I suppose we'll cross that river when we get there.

Later on I'll take a look a closer look at the package in question,
and hopefully I can get a reasonable looking copyright file out :-)

Thanks for all the discussion everybody. I hope that anyone that has
an issue with something like this comes across this message in the
future.

Cheers,

Jonathan

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 1:51 PM, Don Armstrong<don@debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Steve Langasek wrote:
>> Is it not sufficient to just list
>>
>>   Files: Stuff.tar.gz
>>   Copyright: 2005 Some Company A
>>              2002 Some Person B
>>              2002-2007 Other Fictional Entity
>>   License: Tar Public License
>
> Or we could just do
>
> Files: Stuff.tar.gz/foo.c
> Copyright: Copyright 2005 Some Company A
> License: ...
>
> Files: Stuff.tar.gz/bar.txt
> Copyright: Copyright 2002 Some Person B
> License: ...
>
> Files: Stuff.tar.gz/baz.c
> Copyright: Copyright 2002-2007 Other Fictional Entity
> License: ...
>
> and then just treat files which are known to be tarballs (or some
> other archive) as if they were unpacked directories.
>
>
> Don Armstrong
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