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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
>         [20061129152824.GT2560@mails.so.argh.org](http://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/2
>         0061129152824.GT2560@mails.so.argh.org)).
>         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.

Hi Lars,

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 nonfree@release.debian.net (CCed): would
you like a specific field for your purposes?

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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