Re: unknown-field-in-control homepage
On 06/02/2008 Russ Allbery wrote:
> > I'm not sure whether this is an issue with dpkg or rather with lintian,
> > but if I check the cryptsetup deb+udeb packages after building them,
> > lintian reports that udebs don't allow the Homepage field in
> > debian/control.
> This is what I was told by (a d-i maintainer | someone who was willing to
> express an opinion). I'm happy to change lintian if having Homepage in
> udeb is deemed acceptable. Otherwise, dpkg should probably be modified to
> not propagate Homepage fields into udebs.
I raised this issue on #debian-boot (irc), and was told that the
concerns by "(a d-i maintainer | someone who was willing to express an
opinion" were correct. Frans Pop from the debian-installer team verified
that the Homepage field should not be included in the udeb:
20:11 < mejo> fjp: did you see Russ's response to my question regarding
Homepage Field in udebs?
20:11 < mejo> fjp: i mean on email@example.com
20:12 < fjp> mejo: Please file a bug against dpkg-dev.
20:14 < fjp> mejo: Russ is correct: we don't want the homepage field in
the control file of udebs
If nobody has any objections, i'll follow Frans' advice and file a bug