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Bug#29194: Bug #29194: xfree86: have all XFree86 packages symlink to xfree86-common for copyright and changelog(s)


I was about to file exactly this bug since some time,
finally I found it already existed.

Note, that the situatuion is now even more interesting.

We have packages like "libxv1".

16k     /usr/X11R6/lib/libXv.so.1.0
177k    /usr/share/doc/libxv1

And none of the three files in doc/libxv1 are unique to
this package.

On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 12:36:44PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> It may be unwise to not physically pack copyright info into every .deb,

Unless I miss something, most of the coypright file is a
list of changes.

Those could be moved into say
/usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/Debian.changes.gz and
copyright could just reference it.
Maybe even with the note to update xfree86-common to the
correct version to get the correct list. (or maybe the
Debian.changes.gz should contain this note).

This would at least mitigate the situation.

> but as for the changelog, well, that's probably a matter of taste.
> I will note that if debhelper were to do this for me, I'd probably
> meekly follow along.

If it helps, I will happily file a wishlist bug against
And notify this bug back, when it's ever
resolved positively.

*g* Not to mention, that the maintainer for debhelper is
the submitter of this bug ;o))

I'll happily post some of my ideas on this.

> Tagging wontfix, as I haven't the courage to explore this particular
> frontier.  If you no longer feel this should be done, please close the
> bug.

Well, if a second opinion counts something:
I'd like this to happen too.


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