Bug#593909: debian-policy: Clarifications about the syntax of Debian control files.
On Thu, 02 Sep 2010, Russ Allbery wrote:
> I believe this is true of all binary relationship fields and all build
> relationship fields as well. The dpkg-dev tools unfold all of those
> fields when generating *.dsc, *.changes, and DEBIAN/control files, and
> parers of those generated files do not have to cope with folded fields
> (and I believe are known *not* to be able to cope with folded fields in
> some cases). We should say that explicitly.
Just a minor remark: we modified policy not so long ago to allow the
Binary field to be folded even in .dsc and .changes.
So your assertion is not always true.
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