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Re: Support of new source packages in squeeze

Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Fri, 06 Mar 2009, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> dpkg-gencontrol: warning: unknown information field 'Format' in input data in
>> general section of control info file
>> Should I file a bug against dpkg-dev for that?
>> And another minor issue: vim doesn't know about the new Format field in
>> debian/control yet. It seems it [1] has to be updated.
> No, I should rather remove that part of the documentation. The official
> way to indicate that we want to use another format is creating
> debian/source/format (like I indicated in my mail) and not that
> non-supported field.

Ah, ok. I was looking at the referenced bug reports and there you suggested to
use the debian/control field (sed -i -e '/^Source:/ aFormat: 3.0 (quilt)'

I think the wiki page you mentioned with up-to-date information regarding this
topic  would really be a good idea.

>> Build-Depends, it would imho be useful if lintian issued a warning, that this
>> build-dep is no longer required with 3.0 (quilt).
> Please file a wishlist bug against it, then. :)

Only if you think this is a good idea. It was more of a question then a remark.


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