launchpad: remove headers from Contents files

Bug #1638219 reported by Paul Wise (Debian) on 2016-11-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Launchpad itself
Low
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Some of the Contents files (but not all) have a plain text header in
them with documentation explaining how to use the files.

It isn't very useful to include plain text documentation inside files
that are machine-readable. Such documentation should appear in the doc/
directory instead if it is to be documented within the repo itself.

Removing the header will fix this apt-file bug immediately,
without having to update apt-file in all Ubuntu/Debian suites:

https://bugs.debian.org/676642

The Debian ftp-masters recently made the same change in dak:

https://bugs.debian.org/841997

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2016-11-01
tags: added: api lp-soyuz soyuz-publish trivial
Changed in launchpad:
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad QA Bot (lpqabot) wrote :
tags: added: qa-needstesting
Changed in launchpad:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2016-11-07
tags: added: qa-ok
removed: qa-needstesting
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This will only take effect when suites are published again, so I can't promise that you'll see all the beneficial effects in stable releases, but it will at least be fixed for zesty and future releases.

Changed in launchpad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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