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

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 9:17 PM, Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> wrote:

> How to split up the Packages/Sources files into more granular pieces
> would be nice, but which fields should go into which sets needs
> defining, and which set of sets should be the default. For
> compatability, it could continue to generate Packages/Sources as they
> are and add Packages-Homepage, Packages-dpkg, Packages-user etc files
> for updated apt/dpkg to use, allowing us to avoid waiting a whole
> release cycle to use this stuff.

Looks like this bit is already being worked on:


> * Move of packages' long descriptions into a separate "translated
>   package list", which will facilitate their translation and also
>   provide a smaller footprint for embedded systems thanks to smaller
>   Packages files.



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