Entries in Packages files that lack a Source field
As you probably know, entries in the Packages file only have a Source
field if the name of the source package is different from the name of
the binary package being described. This is an inconsistency that makes
it a bit harder to massage this data, e.g. with grep-dctrl.
Before submitting a wishlist bug against apt-utils (for apt-ftparchive),
I'd like to know if there's a reason for which this behavior shouldn't
be changed. If this has been previously discussed, pointer to threads
would be nice, since I couldn't find any.
P.S.: Hum, I wish I had sent this mail long before. This won't make
sarge, and as ftp-master runs woody (doesn't it?), Packages during
etch development will suffer the above in any case.
EM: asp16 [ykwim] alu.ua.es | PK: DA6AE621
You've come to the right place. At debian-devel we are always willing
to argue over the meanings of words.
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