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

On Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 06:56:59PM +0100, 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 17:31 +0100, Bill Allombert va escriure:
> > ... However <package> will have to have a versioned Depends: on
> > <source package>-copyright for exactly the same reason: the copyright
> > file might change between versions and we do not want to confuse users
> > by allowing them to have an outdated <source package>-copyright package.
> Versioned Recommends actually, but does a versioned Recommends make any
> difference? 

That is why a versioned Depends: is needed.

> The user knows there is an updated package with no
> dependency problems. On the other hand, when having two versions of the
> same package in multiarch (in the future), one of them will not match
> the version of source-copyright. Is this a problem?

Obviously yes.


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