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

Javier Serrano Polo <javier@jasp.net> writes:
> El dc 07 de 02 de 2018 a les 08:40 -0800, Russ Allbery va escriure:

>> Why would you not use the existing *-doc package construction, which
>> seems to accomplish exactly the same goal and is already fairly
>> standard practice for packages with large documentation directories?

> Flexibility: maintainer may want to provide *-doc-minimal, skip
> documentation build dependencies, or whatever reason. But *-doc is fine
> to me.

Then we can close this bug as unnecessary?  Since the *-doc mechanism is
already specified.

>> The additional metadata required for the extra packages is going to
>> eliminate any possible gain you would get here.

> I do not think so. Metadata is usually smaller than those files:
> copyright, changelog, manpages, etc.

None of which you're addressing here except copyright.

I'm fairly sure about this, but feel free to do an experiment if you
really want to check the numbers.

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

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