Re: RFD: new optional field for 'control'
Bruce Perens writes ("Re: RFD: new optional field for 'control' "):
> email@example.com said:
> > o) This MUST NOT be allowed to slow down the progress on dpkg &
> > dselect
> Ian doesn't have to make any changes to dselect/dpkg whatever we decide to
> do . Dpkg will ignore extra control file fields and extra files in DEBIAN/ .
> > o) Eventually, we should build this information into the .deb file
> > so as to avoid a proliferation of files. As a first step, we
> > should just use separate files, so as to avoid delaying Ian J's
> > release of dpkg and dselect.
> Thus, we can add description.html to the DEBIAN/ directory in the package,
> _if_ we wish, right now.
(a) keep the name of the file below 14 characters.
(b) put a `.' in it IFF you want dpkg NOT to install it in
/var/lib/dpkg/info. (Files with `.'s don't work there: is
`foo.bar.spong' the `spong' file from `foo.bar' or the
`bar.spong' file from `foo' ? dpkg will discard any admin files
with `.'s it finds in the package.)