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Accepted debian-policy (source all)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 15:02:12 -0800
Source: debian-policy
Binary: debian-policy
Architecture: source all
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Policy List <>
Changed-By: Russ Allbery <>
 debian-policy - Debian Policy Manual and related documents
Closes: 490604 601839 622263 638060 647645 658009 661412
 debian-policy ( unstable; urgency=low
   * Fix cross-reference to control field syntax in Policy 5.4 (source
     package control files).  Thanks, Jakub Wilk.  (Closes: #661412)
   * Additional wording improvements to copyright-format 1.0 for clarity.
     Also mention that the Files pattern syntax is the same as fnmatch(3)
     and GNU find -path without [] patterns.  Thanks, Jonathan Nieder and
     Ben Finney.
   * Suggest checkbashisms from devscripts or the posh shell for checking
     whether /bin/sh scripts are Policy-compliant rather than recommending
     dash.  Thanks, Raphael Geissert.  (Closes: #490604)
   * Remove the ambiguous word "installed" when requiring that the location
     of files and directories follow the FHS.  (Closes: #638060)
   * Clarify the syntax of field names to make it clear that they may not
     contain spaces.  Thanks, Charles Plessy.  (Closes: #647645)
   * Clarify that only one of build-arch or build-indep may be provided
     (currently, at least) and that build should depend on whichever exist
     or perform the equivalent actions.  Thanks to Jonathan Nieder for some
     of the wording.  (Closes: #601839)
   * Clearly state that "yes" is the only valid value of DM-Upload-Allowed
     and rewrite its description to be less indirect.  (Closes: #622263)
   * Update the dpkg-buildpackage -r documentation in the appendix to
     reflect the current behavior of using fakeroot.  Wording from Sam
     Morris.  (Closes: #658009)
   * Fix the legal notice in copyright-format to not refer to a nonexistent
     copyright notice.
   * Embed the Debian Policy version and build date in the debconf
     specification and the copyright-format document.  We'll make
     non-normative changes without updating other version numbers, and it's
     good to know which version one is looking at.
   * Fix some whitespace issues in the debconf specification articleinfo.
   * Install the HTML version of upgrading-checklist in the policy.html
     directory as upgrading-checklist.html so that it can be deployed on in a way that will allow links to Policy sections to
     work easily.  Thanks, Charles Plessy.  (Partly addresses #639663)
   * Ship the copyright-format source as copyright-format.xml.tar.gz
     without a version, since it will include all of the versions, not just
     the current version.
   * Fix mistaken word choice (prefix instead of suffix) in the upgrading
     checklist entry for
   * Add some missing entries to the virtual package names list changelog.
   * Expand package long description to include all documents.
   * Remove unused substitution variable generated by the build.  Thanks,
     Charles Plessy.
   * Strip down and reformat debian/rules to remove unused variables,
     references to old files no longer included, use a more standard
     layout and standardize variable names, and add comments for better
   * Convert debian/copyright to copyright-format 1.0, and in the process
     add the license information for the documents other than Policy itself
     and the FHS.  Note the implication of the GPL source code requirement
     for distributing generated versions of the Policy documents.
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