Re: DEP5: X-Autobuild
Le Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 02:58:32PM +0100, Lars Wirzenius a écrit :
> The current DEP5 draft has this paragraph:
> For a ''non-free'' package to be autobuilt, `debian/copyright` must contain an
> explanation that autobuilding is not forbidden (see
> It is proposed to use an extra field in the header, with name
> **`X-Autobuild`**, that would contain `yes` in the first line and the
> explanation in the others.
> Is this a good way of doing that? The referred-to e-mail says that an
> XS-Autobuild header in the debian/control (not copyright) file is
> required. Is there a need for a particular header for this in
> debian/copyright? Would not the Disclaimer field be sufficient?
> I propose to remove the entire paragraph. If the consensus is against
> that, I propose we rename the field to Non-Free-Autobuild instead of
> using an X- prefix.
the cited email specifies:
- describe the fact that the package is autobuildable in debian/copyright,
X-Autobuild was a poor choice. My current opinion is that, unless there
is an interest to parse a specific field, it it better to use existing
ones, in that case Comment or Disclaimer.
So I think that the question goes to firstname.lastname@example.org (CCed): would
you like a specific field for your purposes?
Have a nice day,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan