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Re: Bug#640737: [copyright-format] misc. changes from driver.

David Prévot <taffit@debian.org> writes:

> I don't now what is the supposed name of the DEP5 document inside the
> debian-policy package, but it would be highly appreciated if the “1.0”
> part could be easily parsable from the document name, at worse from the
> document itself (in a reliable way).

We should be able to do that.

> Another side issue: in a few years, after some updates of the
> copyright-format policy (e.g. version 4.2), it will be a bit painful to
> rebuild the website from scratch, since one will have to dig up old
> debian-policy packages in order to retrieve all copyright-format
> versions…

I'm moderately tempted to just keep all the old versions in the
debian-policy package to solve that problem.  It would mean that any build
system issues would have to be done across all the old versions of the
document we have available, but it seems worth it to have stable URLs.

I suppose we could have a policy of retiring old versions, but only if
Lintian detects that there are no references to the old version left in
the archive in the current stable release.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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