[Pkg-rust-maintainers] debcargo and dh-cargo ready for production use; sponsor request

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Thu Dec 8 18:00:09 UTC 2016

On Thu, Dec 08, 2016 at 05:42:00PM +0000, Ximin Luo wrote:
> Ximin Luo:
> > Josh Triplett:
> >> [..] any tools expecting a
> >> machine-readable DEP-5 would fail to parse that format; better to look
> >> obviously not machine-readable. [..]
> > 
> > Yes the Copyright: field probably should be optional [..]
> > 
> Every DEP-5 file is supposed to declare the Format: header at the top to declare what it's using. How about we define a different format, which is basically the same as DEP-5 but where Copyright: fields are optional if the crate doesn't self-identify it?
> Would that be fine for you? Then it would be trivially machine-readable, but not accidentally by DEP-5 parsers, who have to look at that Format: header.

Fine by me.  Probably best to start a discussion about that with the
DEP-5 folks, with the hopes of making it official, but if that takes too
long then using a different format definition seems fine.

That said, lintian has some warnings for using a DEP-5-like format
without using the "correct" DEP-5 URL, so you may need to submit a
lintian patch to allow this alternate format.

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