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Bug#681289: debian-policy: Changelog and copyright should be package metadata

Guillem Jover <guillem@debian.org> writes:

> Also although my initial motivation was to solve the binNMU+multiarch
> case, I consider it now it's a worthwhile change by itself, regardless
> of how the binNMU+multiarch problem ends up being solved.

I'm inclined to agree, particularly with an eye to the whole doc directory
issue for which we have multiple open Policy bugs.  The main reason why we
don't currently link the doc directories of many of our packages together,
which would often be better for our users and less confusing, is because
we can't link between arch:any and arch:all packages or risk having
different versions installed because we could get the wrong changelog and
copyright files.  This would solve that problem nicely.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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