Re: Bug#619131: New field Package-List in .dsc
* Raphael Hertzog <email@example.com> [110324 16:20]:
> > If it is only used to give hints to dak, what is the reason that this is
> > in .dsc and not in .changes? (Or perhaps even only in .changes that also
> > include a source package).
> Because this is information about the source package and not about the
For example until today .dsc files did not contain information about the
Section and Priority of the source package. That information was only
in the .changes file (I guess because it was mostly a hint to
ftp-masters, just like this information is now, too).
> I discarded the .changes because we would duplicate the information in all
> .changes while it's not needed. Putting it only in .changes containing a
> source might be doable but that has never been done before and I'm not
> sure it's a good idea to start with ("fields appearing depending on
> whether a source is uploaded or not").
I'd rather see this as "fields only there if the upload has something to
say in this regard".
Bernhard R. Link
 Which is something I'm very happy if it changes. Though having it as
"Package-List:\n src:<srcname>" is a bit more complicated than just
having Section and Priority fields.
 Currently reprepro can guess it by things like parsing a .diff file,
which is code I'd be very happy if I could remove it in some years.