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

On Tuesday 23 March 2010, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> I'm a bit annoyed with lintian officializing usage of the non-official
> field name.
> It's counterproductive IMO. The issue should be resolved at the dpkg
> level. Unfortunately the underlying issue has never been resolved
> between Guillem and the d-i team, you can find the discussion
> here: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=452273

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, 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.

See my mail in reply to Cyril's proposal of the patch:


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