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Re: Game plan for slink, a suggestion

On Tue, Jul 28, 1998 at 09:18:41PM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> Dan Jacobowitz wrote:
> > If there's really enough interest I could be persuaded to do this, but
> > it has one problem - no point in adding fields if they aren't supported
> > by mainstream dpkg.
> > 
> > What does dpkg do upon encountering fields it does not know?  Ignore
> > them silently?  Joey Hess?
> dpkg-dev -b prints warning messages, dpkg -i ignores them silently. It
> varies. Dpkg never fails because of user-defined fields, that I know of.

In which case, if I have time, I will try to merge source dependencies
into dpkg and stick it into experimental (based on joey's arch
support).  BTW, Joey - my fix for utmp warnings was broken until .27,
you may want to merge that.


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