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Re: Autorename packages/add a filename field in packages-master

branderhorst@fgg.eur.nl said:
> add Filename: field in Packages-Master


I think the script that generates the Packages and Packages-Master files has
all of the information it needs to add a "Filename:" field to the database,
probably with no more than a one-line modification. The filename should be
relative to the "binary" directory.

This is necessary to make the FTP method of "dpkg" work. The alternatives are
all _much_ more ugly. Could you put this feature in?

If you wanted to be ultra-generic you could add a "Filename" and a
"DOS-Filename" field, but this is probably not necessary.


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