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Re: Bug#575059: Should Package-Type be included in udebs or not?

Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> (23/03/2010):
> Please note that I have not promoted the lintian warning as I'm well
> aware of the background of this. From Cyril's PoV the lintian
> warning may have seemed logical,

And practical, since it makes sure we don't actually add some unneeded
stuff in the udebs, where size is oh-so-critical, as you requested.

> but I agree that the real issue is in dpkg which in the view of the
> D-I team should not include the field in the control file in
> packages, at least not for udebs.

Also, I'm not interested in -boot vs. -dpkg endless debates.

> See my mail in reply to Cyril's proposal of the patch:
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2010/03/msg00190.html

I pointed Raphael to that reply earlier today.


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