Re: What is the best place for package meta-data ?
Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Le Sun, Aug 02, 2009 at 01:37:29PM +0200, Paul Wise a Ã©crit :
>> 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)