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Bug#889820: debian-policy: 12.5, relaxed requirement for copyright location


On Wed, Feb 07 2018, Javier Serrano Polo wrote:

> X-Debbugs-CC: aba@debian.org, ballombe@debian.org,
>spwhitton@spwhitton.name, rra@debian.org
> El dc 07 de 02 de 2018 a les 08:56 -0700, Sean Whitton va escriure:
>> > X-Debbugs-CC:
>> This isn't needed.
> Do you receive my messages from the list?
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-policy/2018/02/threads.html


>> >      1. Option to not install documentation files.
>> Could you expand on why this is worth doing?
> Many users do not install documentation and do not care about
> copyright and changelog files.

This does not explain why it is problematic to have the (small)
copyright files additionally installed.

> I was going to propose this with Depends source-copyright, but
> Recommends is technically more accurate and I see no legal issues.

This would be the ftp-master's call.

>> I suspect it increases dak's workload, though, due to all the extra
>> binary packages.
> Yes, and package lists get bigger, I know. This scalability problem
> should be discussed elsewhere.

Why elsewhere?  Policy would be the thing imposing the problem!

>> >      2. It helps to solve the Multi-Arch file refcounting problem.
>> I'm not aware of this; could you refer me to a description of the
>> problem?
> https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Dpkg/TimeTravelFixes#Multi-Arch_file_refcounting


Sean Whitton

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