Kai Henningsen: > What happens if the variable already exists? (Think package update.) At the moment, it would cause an error (it's a prototype, I've never really used it...). It could easily be changed so that, for example, --set automatically creates the variable, if it doesn't exist already. > Also, there's a possibility of name clashes. Yup. I doubt there are going to be thousands of them, so it's not all that big a problem, and could be handled like virtual packages: discuss it first on debian-devel, unless the name begins with the name of the package (only the package called "apache" uses variables with names that begin with "apache."). -- Please read <http://www.iki.fi/liw/mail-to-lasu.html> before mailing me. Please don't Cc: me when replying to my message on a mailing list.
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