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Re: Support of new source packages in squeeze

Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> writes:

> 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)'
> .../debian/control)
> I think the wiki page you mentioned with up-to-date information regarding this
> topic  would really be a good idea.

Does lintian know about this? This should be easy enough to grep for.


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