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Entries in Packages files that lack a Source field

Hello all,

  As you probably know, entries in the Packages file only have a Source
  field if the name of the source package is different from the name of
  the binary package being described. This is an inconsistency that makes
  it a bit harder to massage this data, e.g. with grep-dctrl.

  Before submitting a wishlist bug against apt-utils (for apt-ftparchive),
  I'd like to know if there's a reason for which this behavior shouldn't
  be changed. If this has been previously discussed, pointer to threads
  would be nice, since I couldn't find any.


  P.S.: Hum, I wish I had sent this mail long before. This won't make
  sarge, and as ftp-master runs woody (doesn't it?), Packages during
  etch development will suffer the above in any case.

Adeodato Simó
    EM: asp16 [ykwim] alu.ua.es | PK: DA6AE621
You've come to the right place.  At debian-devel we are always willing
to argue over the meanings of words.
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