Debian Bug report logs - #609935
debian-policy: 5.2 should clarify how Hompage from the source and binary packages relate

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Package: debian-policy; Maintainer for debian-policy is Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>; Source for debian-policy is src:debian-policy.

Reported by: Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo@scientia.net>

Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 23:24:01 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version debian-policy/3.9.1.0

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#609935; Package debian-policy. (Thu, 13 Jan 2011 23:24:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo@scientia.net>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>. (Thu, 13 Jan 2011 23:24:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo@scientia.net>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: debian-policy: 5.2 should clarify how Hompage from the source and binary packages relate
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 00:20:38 +0100
Package: debian-policy
Version: 3.9.1.0
Severity: wishlist


Hi.

The Homepage control filed is according to chapter 5.2 allowed in both,
the source package and the binary packages paragraphs.

IMHO, this makes (semantically even sense - perhaps that should be pointed out,
too) as e.g. a -doc, or a -dev packacke might have it's own bigger area
in the whole project's website.

But unlike with Section and Priority, it's not specified whether the binary packages
derive that from the Source package if it's specified there AND not overriden
in the binary package paragraph.

HTH,
Chris.




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Bug#609935; Package debian-policy. (Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:15:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>. (Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:15:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 609935@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>
To: Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo@scientia.net>, 609935@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#609935: debian-policy: 5.2 should clarify how Hompage from the source and binary packages relate
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:12:26 +0100
On Fri, 14 Jan 2011, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> The Homepage control filed is according to chapter 5.2 allowed in both,
> the source package and the binary packages paragraphs.
> 
> IMHO, this makes (semantically even sense - perhaps that should be pointed out,
> too) as e.g. a -doc, or a -dev packacke might have it's own bigger area
> in the whole project's website.
> 
> But unlike with Section and Priority, it's not specified whether the binary packages
> derive that from the Source package if it's specified there AND not overriden
> in the binary package paragraph.

It's treated likewise.

It's also documented in a new manual page called "deb-src-control(5)" that
is currently only in dpkg's git repository:
http://git.debian.org/?p=dpkg/dpkg.git;a=blob;f=man/deb-src-control.5

It will thus be documented in wheezy's dpkg.

Cheers,
-- 
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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Bug#609935; Package debian-policy. (Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:03:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #15 received at 609935@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo@scientia.net>
To: 609935@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#609935: debian-policy: 5.2 should clarify how Hompage from the source and binary packages relate
Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 20:59:54 +0100
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On Fri, 2011-01-14 at 11:12 +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> It's also documented in a new manual page called "deb-src-control(5)" that
> is currently only in dpkg's git repository:
> http://git.debian.org/?p=dpkg/dpkg.git;a=blob;f=man/deb-src-control.5
Great...

Nevertheless,.. speaks anything against adding that sentence to the
policy, as already done with Priority/Section?


Thx,
Chris.
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Bug#609935; Package debian-policy. (Wed, 02 Mar 2011 07:21:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>:
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Message #20 received at 609935@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com>
To: Christoph Anton Mitterer <calestyo@scientia.net>
Cc: 609935@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: debian-policy: 5.2 should clarify how Hompage from the source and binary packages relate
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 01:19:50 -0600
user debian-policy@packages.debian.org
severity 609935 minor
clone 609935 -1
retitle -1 policy: clarify precedence and propagation of Section and Priority
usertags 609935 + informative issue
usertags -1 + informative issue
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Hi,

Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:

> The Homepage control filed is according to chapter 5.2 allowed in both,
> the source package and the binary packages paragraphs.
[...]
> But unlike with Section and Priority, it's not specified whether the binary packages
> derive that from the Source package if it's specified there AND not overriden
> in the binary package paragraph.

Here's a survey of the current status.  I'll focus on Priority, since
Section uses almost identical constructions.

 §2.5 Priorities:
	Each package should have a priority value, which is included
	in the package's control record (see Priority, Section 5.6.6).

 §5.6.6 Priority:
	When it appears in the debian/control file, it gives the value
	for the subfield of the same name in the Files field of the
	.changes file. It also gives the default for the same field in
	the binary packages.

When it appears in the first (general) paragraph of debian/control or
a package-specific paragraph?  And does it give the default for the
package-specific paragraph or the corresponding field of
DEBIAN/control?

Unless I'm missing something, the text could be a lot clearer.
Thanks for a pointer.

Regards,
Jonathan




Severity set to 'minor' from 'wishlist' Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 02 Mar 2011 07:21:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Bug 609935 cloned as bug 616055. Request was from Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 02 Mar 2011 07:21:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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