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and subject line Re: Bug#834217: diffutils-doc has tag made-of::info but 
supplies only HTML
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Package: diffutils-doc
Version: 1:3.3-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I installed diffutils-doc because I saw that one of its tags was
`made-of::info'.  However, I got confused as the description only
mentions the HTML format (which is also a tag).

    $ aptitude show diffutils-doc
    Package: diffutils-doc
    State: installed
    Automatically installed: no
    Version: 1:3.3-1
    Priority: optional
    Section: doc
    Maintainer: Santiago Vila <>
    Architecture: all
    Uncompressed Size: 750 k
    Description: Documentation for GNU diffutils in HTML format
     This package contains the HTML documentation for GNU diffutils.

    Tags: made-of::html, made-of::info, role::documentation, suite::gnu

I queried dpkg to find that

    $ dpkg -S
    diffutils: /usr/share/info/

the Info files are supplied with diffutils itself.

Could you remove the made-of::info tag from diffutils-doc?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.5
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IN, LC_CTYPE=en_IN (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

-- no debconf information

Udyant Wig

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On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 13:59:18 +0200, Santiago Vila wrote:

> > > Could you remove the made-of::info tag from diffutils-doc?
> > 
> > Thanks for the report, but no, actually I can't :-)
> > 
> > Can you guess why? (I'll tell you later anyway, don't worry).
> Ok, this is what happoens: Those tags are set by the ftpmasters,
> not by the maintainer, so there is not any way I could modify
> the source of diffutils to remove the wrong tag.
> I'll reassign this to the virtual package so that the
> ftpmasters care about it.
Actually no, the tags are set from the data at,
ftpmaster just merges that into the Packages files.  I've removed the
tag through the site now, in the hope that the change eventually flows
to sid's Packages.


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