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Re: User-defined fields in control file

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, Feb 14, 2006 at 08:09:00PM +0100, Andre Majorel wrote:
>> Would it be OK for an ISV to insert a user-defined field
>> (X-Yoyodyne-Peanuts) in their binary Debian packages ? Name
>> collisions aside, no chance of causing problems with dpkg, apt and
>> friends ?
> Nope, the most you should get is a warning from dpkg-deb.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
> Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
> vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

dpkg has a special syntax that tells if a custom field in
debian/control should end up in the deb, dsc and/or changes
file. Correctly used that should cause no problems.


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