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Re: New field in binary stanza



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> > I understand your need, but in this case (as opposed to the others you
> > mention) I believe a new field is not the right solution. The reason is
> > that in the general case too many information would need to be encoded
> > in such a field; that's why a machine interpretable copyright format has
> > been proposed [1].
> 
> Well, my proposal was for an optional field: who wants it, uses it.
>

What about debtags? Wouldn't this be most appropriate?
- It's optional.
- It's available from the apt-cache.
- No need to change dpkg, policy, etc.

Best,
Michael

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