Bug#681289: debian-policy: Changelog and copyright should be package metadata
On Fri, 2012-07-13 at 09:00:59 +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> In any case, I believe we should create dpkg --changelog
> and dpkg --copyright as the canonical end-user interface.
I've mentioned this several times now, I've something similar to that
alreadyd implemented locally. I just didn't include them in dpkg 1.16.5
1) it could be perceived as forcing the proposal as a done deal.
2) they could become unused cruft if the project rejected the
3) depending on the amount of files to transition to meta-data,
adding a new option per file might not scale.