[Pkg-auth-maintainers] Bug#984480: python3-yubikey-manager: copyright file missing after upgrade (policy 12.5)

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Thu Mar 4 02:14:25 GMT 2021

Package: python3-yubikey-manager
Version: 4.0.0~a1-2
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts


a test with piuparts revealed that your package misses the copyright
file after an upgrade, which is a violation of Policy 12.5:

After the upgrade /usr/share/doc/$PACKAGE/ is just an empty directory.

This was observed on the following upgrade paths:

  buster -> bullseye

>From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):

0m36.3s ERROR: WARN: Inadequate results from running adequate!
  python3-yubikey-manager: missing-copyright-file /usr/share/doc/python3-yubikey-manager/copyright

  MISSING COPYRIGHT FILE: /usr/share/doc/python3-yubikey-manager/copyright
  # ls -lad /usr/share/doc/python3-yubikey-manager
  drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 40 Mar  3 01:47 /usr/share/doc/python3-yubikey-manager
  # ls -la /usr/share/doc/python3-yubikey-manager/
  total 0
  drwxr-xr-x   2 root root   40 Mar  3 01:47 .
  drwxr-xr-x 142 root root 2980 Mar  3 01:47 ..

Additional info may be available here:

Note that dpkg intentionally does not replace directories with symlinks
and vice versa, you need the maintainer scripts to do this.
See in particular the end of point 4 in

It is recommended to use the dpkg-maintscript-helper commands
'dir_to_symlink' and 'symlink_to_dir' (available since dpkg 1.17.14)
to perform the conversion, ideally using d/$PACKAGE.maintscript.
See dpkg-maintscript-helper(1) and dh_installdeb(1) for details.


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