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Re: What is the best place for package meta-data ?

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> Le Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 01:37:29PM +0200, Paul Wise a écrit :
>> I think tying such information to a source or binary package is a bad
>> idea since it changes independently of the package. I have similar
>> issues with the Homepage field and to a lesser extent, watch files.
>> Do you think that apt needs to have access to this information?
> Hi Paul,
> I think that you asked the key question, and that the answer will help us to
> sort out the metadata contents in Debian packages.
> Currently, debian/control contains:
>  - Informations for the package manager (dpkg). For instance, the package name,
>    the build dependancies, the binary dependancies, the Essential field,â?¦
>  - Informations for the archive manager (apt). For instance, the section and
>    the priority, the package description,â?¦
>  - Informations for the online user. For instance the homepage and VCS URLs.

- Information for the BTS (maintainer)

- Information for DAK (maintainer, uploader, DM-Allowed)


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