Re: [DEP-5] [patch] Syntax of the files.
On la, 2010-08-14 at 15:05 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> > -The `debian/copyright` file must be machine-interpretable, yet
> > -human-readable, while communicating all mandated upstream information,
> > -copyright notices and licensing details.
> The rest is good, but I like that paragraph.
I've resurrected that paragraph. New patch attached.
=== modified file 'dep5.mdwn'
--- dep5.mdwn 2010-08-13 05:09:06 +0000
+++ dep5.mdwn 2010-08-14 19:42:38 +0000
@@ -54,17 +54,16 @@
they have a problem with, even if the licenses are DFSG-free. For
example, the Affero GPL.
-# Compatibility and Human-Readability
-The file must be encoded as UTF-8 and strictly formatted as a superset
-of RFC2822 including significant newlines. Free-form text is not
+# File syntax
The `debian/copyright` file must be machine-interpretable, yet
human-readable, while communicating all mandated upstream information,
copyright notices and licensing details.
-For the sake of human-readability this proposal avoids any complex field
-names or syntax rules.
+The syntax of the file is the same as for other Debian control files,
+as specified in section 5.1 of the Debian Policy Manual.