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Bug#556015: Clarify requirements for copyright file

On Mon, 05 Jul 2010, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Well, they do, in that binNMUs do change the changelog included in
> the package. I'm inclined to agree that it's not a big deal if we
> lose that information in the installed package, though.

Right; this is kind of an odd thing, because a binNMU has a source
version which doesn't match the entry in the changelog.

> any -> any can use (= ${binary:Version})
> any -> all can use (= ${source:Version})
> all -> all can use (= ${source:Version})
> The question is what to do for all -> any.  Right now, I think best
> practice is to do something like:
>     (>= ${source:Version}), (<< ${source:Version}+b99)

In general, if you had an arch all package which had to be installed,
it should have the changelog in it, and the arch any package wouldn't.

The only exception I can see is a case where the arch: all package
wouldn't be a dependency of the arch: any package, but the arch: all
package requires functionality in the arch: any package (and there
isn't any required arch: all package from the same source). [Like a
source package which builds a core set of binaries, and an -examples
package of perl scripts which needs the core set to function.]

Don Armstrong

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