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Debian derivatives census: dpkg vendor information

Hi all,

I've just added a new field to the derivatives census template:

 * dpkg vendor: Please add here the output of this: dpkg-vendor --query
Vendor. If this prints Debian then you need to patch base-files in your
distribution to add a new file in /etc/dpkg/origins/example containing
information about your distribution.

Based on the patches to base-files[1], it appears that not all Debian
derivatives are adding their distribution to the dpkg origins
information. Some derivatives are also making mistakes in the ways they
are patching base-files for the origins information.

If you are patching base-files, please leave the dpkg origins file for
Debian in place. Your dpkg origins file should contain "Parent: Debian",
not have Parent be missing, empty or have some other value. The default
origin in your distribution should be a symlink to your origins file,
change VENDORFILE in base-files debian/rules to ensure that. Please
ensure that these commands work and produce the right results:

if ! dpkg-vendor --derives-from Debian ; then echo error error ; fi
dpkg-vendor --vendor Debian --query Vendor

     1. http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/CensusTemplate
     2. http://dex.alioth.debian.org/census/patches/b/base-files/



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