Re: Is the Package-List field necessary for uploads ?
On 01/06/2013 01:12 AM, Charles Plessy wrote:
> we are documenting in the Policy the Package-List field of the Debian source
> control files.
> Multiline field listing all the packages that can be built from
> the source package. The first line of the field value is empty.
> Each one of the next lines describe one binary package, by listing
> its name, type, section and priority separated by spaces. There
> are two possible package types: binary package (<tt>deb</tt>) or
> micro binary package (<tt>udeb</tt>).
> I do not know if this field should be marked mandatory, recommended or
> optional. Is this field is strictly necessary for uploads ?
Recommended should fit: it's currently not required, but useful. dpkg
also adds it by default. dak might also use it in the future to check
that packages built only binaries listed there.
I don't think the description for the Package-List field should document
the valid package types. There's already a Package-Type field for that
(defaults to deb and only seems to be used in d/control in the source