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Re: Opinion: Separate control information from .deb

On Fri, 9 Jul 1999, Robert Thomson wrote:

> [...]
> Why not place the control
> information in a separate location, where it can easily be modified?

Section and Priority are already in a separate location (the override
file which generates the Packages.gz files). However, it is useful and
desirable that they are still in the control file.

What you are proposing is in fact some sort of "override file"
for Depends:, Recommends, etc.

Perhaps I would talk with the dpkg maintainer and ftp.debian.org
maintainers (the ones that would have to work for this to be implemented)
before making a proposal like this.

[ Just my 0.02 euro ].


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