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Re: DEP 12: Per-package machine-readable metadata about Upstream

On Thu, 03 Jan 2013 08:59:00 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:

[trimming To: to -qa]

> BTW, if we're going to create a new file to hold (in part) upstream
> information, it would be really nice if it could replace debian/watch, and
> in the long run it would be nice if it would take over some of the
> metadata requirements of debian/copyright (all the stuff that isn't actual
> legal notices, basically).  We currently have that information spread
> across multiple files; if we're going to go to the work of introducing a
> new file, I think we should get consolidation for our trouble.

Yes, please; just the other day I had to update a single upstream URL
in 3 files (control, watch, copyright), and this feels a bit silly. 

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