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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Packaging (Was: Naming convention)

From: Jim Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: Packaging (Was: Naming convention)
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 15:36:09 -0700

On 8-Sep-09, at 2:20 AM, Andreas Tille wrote:

there is no need to keep
the license file separately because it is required to be in
/usr/share/doc/<packagenname>/copyright (and you should not provide
extra license files.

The Debian package does not keep a copy of the tarball


because the text exists already in

text already in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL

however the above defaults to point to GPL 3 so should maybe point instead to GPL2

Andreas does provide a separate file (of which I am not sure the exact source) but in


he has the following which may be worth keeping as a file in the cvs and also in the tarball at


beginning at "Authors:" ??


This package was debianized by Andreas Tille <address@hidden> on
Wed, 31 Aug 2005 22:48:14 +0200.


It was downloaded by anonymous ftp from:

Authors: Horst Herb, Karsten Hilbert, a.o.

Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Horst Herb, a.o.
             2005-2008 Karsten Hilbert, a.o.


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