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Re: What's the use for Standards-Version?


On Thu, 2009-08-13 at 11:15:37 +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> writes:
> > > BTW also Maintainer and Uploader fiels are uselessly exported.
> >
> > Same here, they are used. While in stable the info might not be up-to-date,
> > in sid it does and those infos are used by the PTS.
> What about exposing them in the Source file for /unstable/ *only*, and
> leave them out for /stable/ and /testing/?

If those fields do not represent reality I think the correct thing to
do would be to fix that instead of just removing them. The archive
overrides are meant to be used for stuff like that, and it could be
automated to inject those fields from unstable into testing and


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