Debian Bug report logs - #681295
packages.debian.org: should try to extract changelog and copyright from package metadata

Package: www.debian.org; Maintainer for www.debian.org is Debian WWW Team <debian-www@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>

Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:45:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Done: Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@deb.at>

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian WWW Team <debian-www@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#681295; Package www.debian.org. (Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:45:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian WWW Team <debian-www@lists.debian.org>. (Thu, 12 Jul 2012 07:45:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: packages.debian.org: should try to extract changelog and copyright from package metadata
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:33:26 +0200
Package: www.debian.org
Severity: wishlist
User: debian-dpkg@lists.debian.org
Usertags: changelog

We want to move the changelog and copyright files from
/usr/share/doc/<pkg>/ to the package's metadata (i.e. within control.tar
in the .deb file). You should thus try to look for the changelog and
copyright files there before falling back to the current location.

Since you want to extract both files, the best interface is probably
to use "dpkg-deb -e <file>" and get the "changelog" and "copyright" file
from the DEBIAN sub-directory.

See #681289 for the corresponding policy bug.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (150, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: amd64

Kernel: Linux 3.4-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash




Reply sent to Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@deb.at>:
You have taken responsibility. (Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:15:20 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:15:28 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #10 received at 681295-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@deb.at>
To: Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>, 681295-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#681295: packages.debian.org: should try to extract changelog and copyright from package metadata
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 17:13:11 +0200
   Hi,

* Raphaël Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> [2012-07-12 09:33:26 CEST]:
> We want to move the changelog and copyright files from
> /usr/share/doc/<pkg>/ to the package's metadata (i.e. within control.tar
> in the .deb file). You should thus try to look for the changelog and
> copyright files there before falling back to the current location.

 I think this should be discussed on -devel before, it destroys user
expectations.

 Said that, the packages website won't be extracting this information
anymore in the long run, ftpmasters provide us with the extracted files
already and we are going to use those instead.  Thus, closing this bug.

 Enjoy,
Rhonda
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