Re: DEP-5: Files field and filename patterns
On to, 2010-08-26 at 17:31 +0200, gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Aug 2010 17:19:21 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > I discovered at some point that all entries need a trailing ./ -
> > e.g. debian/control is not valid - it needs to be expressed
> > ./debian/control
> Oops, that means that probably (almost) all debian/copyright files in
> the Perl group are invalid at the moment.
To me, that indicates that the spec is bad, actually. Having to prefix
paths with ./ is silly. It is also counter-intuitive, which implies that
people are going to make a lot of mistakes.
Also, a small tool to check that all files are covered by
debian/copyright Files sections would seem to be a good idea. This could
be used by a lintian test.