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Re: filtering packages

> On Mon, Jun 19, 2000 at 09:40:05PM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> > Suggestion:
> >
> > Add new headers in the package, eg
> >
> > usability: testing
> >
> This would pretty much solve the problem. also some small warning could
> be in place, if a 'testing' package is installed.
> Good Solution, because then we wouldn't need bts or other ways of
> determing wether the package should be released, we would just filter
> out the testing packages and move them to unstable when the release is
> to happend.

Such a header could also be used to mark a major upgrade or change in the way
something was packaged. On seeing such a header on a package being upgraded
dpkg could do a dpkg-repack to preserve the previous version for easy re-install
(if dpkg-repack was available).

John Lines

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