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".
And none of the three files in doc/libxv1 are unique to
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
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
*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
Well, if a second opinion counts something:
I'd like this to happen too.