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dpkg vendor (Re: Debian derivatives census: hLinux: welcome!)

This issue/point raised by Josh is of interest to me.

For our upcoming Jessie based release we have also adjusted
/etc/dpkg/origins/default to point at our own file. We are yet to see
any negative consequences but this does raise my concern level.

Anyone have any further input?


On 06/05/15 07:31, Powers, Joshua wrote:
>> The page is missing a dpkg vendor field. It is important that
>> > Debian derivatives set this properly on installed systems and
>> > mention the value of the field in the derivatives census.
> We originally modified /etc/dpkg/origins/default to point at our own 
> file that stated: "Vendor = hlinux" In doing so we discovered that 
> this modified lsb_release and caused some applications to fail to
> install as they were unable to determine the underlying distribution.
> The prime example is OpenStack's diskimage-builder was expecting
> either Debian or Ubuntu and failed with other values. Is there a
> better method? Or should we instead be working with the software
> vendors to not hard code specific actions based off this value?

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