Paul Hardy <unifoun...@gmail.com> writes: > Osamu: I did not mean just accept one format--I meant accept both ".asc" > and ".sig" files for ".changes", ".dsc", and uscan files. I suppose all > three manuals you mentioned could be modified to document this.
> I had not brought this up until the latest lintian check on a test build > returned an error, but then Sean noted that the lintian error report is a > bug. > If there are no strong objections to this change, I will file a wishlist > bug as an "issue" for debian-policy about this. I will be away next > weekend so I will try to put together something before then. Hi Paul, This isn't a debian-policy matter. Support for ".sig" files in *.changes and *.dsc would be a bug against dpkg and possibly also in DAK for the archive to handle them, and in watch files would be a bug against devscripts. However, I don't think it's a good idea to support multiple file names for the same thing. Instead, package building tools should probably just rename *.sig files to *.asc if upstream uses *.sig, the same way thhat they rename upstream source tarballs to follow our naming convention (which upstream almost never uses). The bug may be best filed against devscripts for uscan --download to rename the signature on download. It's almost never a good idea to introduce synonyms into any sort of standard. It adds a lot of complexity that has to be maintained forever, to very little benefit. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>