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Re: Entries in Packages files that lack a Source field

On 20050519T153811+1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> Adeodato Simó wrote:
> >  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.
> Why not add a patch to grep-dctrl instead?

What patch would that be?  Grep-dctrl is able to handle that, it just
becomes a little messy (search in Source, and if there is no Source,
search in Package).  The most one could do for grep-dctrl would be to
add a shorthand option for that; is it worth the trouble?

Hmm, actually, it might make sense to add support for predicate
abstractions.  Hmm.
Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho, Debian developer 


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