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Re: Debian's problems, Debian's future

* Jeroen Dekkers 

| It does also other things, like making distribution creation more
| flexible. I'm thinking of having a some kind of package file for every
| source package. That would include the current information and maybe a
| lot more things like URL of upstream, license, etc. This file would be
| stored in every package pool directory
| (i.e. pool/main/f/foobar/Packages). 
| Then we create a lot of bigger Packages files, only including the
| packagename, version number and some other things which might be
| useful (but not too much). Those bigger Packages files can be a lot
| more flexible, for example we could have a different Package file for
| different licenses, different upstream projects (gnome, kde, gnu, X,
| etc), different use of machines (server, desktop), etc.

(I know, old mail, but I am catching up)

It seems like you want to put the control file outside the deb package
and add more information to it.  (And have apt-ftparchive not include
all the information from the control file into the packages file.)

Is this about correct?

Tollef Fog Heen
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