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Re: DEP5: CANDIDATE and ready for use in squeeze+1

On ke, 2011-01-12 at 19:16 +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Is that so?!? Then please clarify what the paranthesis below means:
> > Files:
> >   Required (not in header paragraph).

It means that in the first paragraph (called "header paragraph" for
reasons I am not entirely sure of), the Files field is not required. The
first paragraph applies to the package as a whole, rather than each file

In the other paragraphs, the Files field is required, and those
paragraphs apply to each file separately. This is a subtle distinction,
and may be too subtle for me, but seems to be important.

> My understanding is that our previous special handling of an initial 
> Files: * section was changed into the header paragraph having an 
> implicit "Files: *" section with optional Copyright and License added.

Yes, something like that happened. I thought things were clear at the
time. If not, then it may be necessary to re-open this point.

The history, however, matters less than the actual specification text.
The people of the future will read the spec only. If you, or anyone, has
a clarification or other change to propose, please do so with a diff to
be applied to the svn version. At this stage, I don't want to make any
changes that are not obvious minor bugs, and I do not want the burden of
formulating further changes myself.

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