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Re: What defines the format of the NEWS.Debian file?

Le Sun, May 23, 2010 at 01:41:52PM +0200, Bill Allombert a écrit :
> Historically, NEWS.Debian was introduced to be used by apt-listchanges.
> Since NEWS.Debian is not mentionned in policy, lintian is correct in
> requesting that NEWS.Debian follows the format required by
> apt-listchanges.
> Whether this is a bug in apt-listchanges is a different question.

Thanks for the answer, I did not know the historical role of apt-listchanges…

bugs.debian.org/247356 contains a patch to correct apt-listbugs, so perhaps it
is not worth the effort to change the example of the Developer's Reference.

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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