Re: Package naming rules.
>>>>> "M" == Michael Alan Dorman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
M> Now, I also think the "right" way to do this is to create tools for
M> most common scripting languages so they can get the info from
M> within the .deb file, rather than trying to coax it out of the file
If you're talking about some code that does the parsing, the
disadvantage is that we can't easily fix bugs by releasing a new
version unless everyone copies and pastes the new code into all their
scripts (that is, unless the code is in a library (for the languages
that support it)). Anyway, you get the point.
I guess we could have a debian-funcs library or something... Of
course dpkg will do much of this stuff, and maintaining several
libraries in sync with dpkg might be a lot of work.