On Tuesday, 11 August 2015 22:12:46 AEDT you wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Aug 2015, Ari Pollak wrote:
> >       It is not sufficient to create such a copyright file while
> >       building the binary package.
> > 
> > Since when? The part of policy you quoted says the copyright file
> > should be in debian/copyright, not must.


Policy goes on to say about copyright files:

"These rules are important because copyright files must be extractable by 
mechanical means."

and this is indeed a problem for the source package pidgin. 

Automated extraction of the source package's copyright fails both for ftp-
master's API and on tracker:

        http://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/main/p/pidgin/

        https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/pidgin

Given that there are practical reasons why having debian/copyright within the 
source package is useful, would debian/rules be able to be changed so that the 
copyright file is created prior to upload rather than at build time?

thanks
Stuart

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