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Re: Fields used in packages

On Sat, 26 Sep 2009, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Paul Wise <pabs@debian.org> writes:
> > http://lintian.debian.org/tags/redundant-origin-field.html
> When I asked the dpkg developers about that, I think the answer was that
> dpkg's use was intended as an example of correct use.

Yes, but we also plan to auto-add the Origin and Bugs field to all .deb
based on the information in /etc/dpkg/origins/default. Though it would
require some other changes:
- have those fields dropped from Packages files (to avoid an unnecessary
  size increase in official Packages files)
- have dak check those fields (would avoid packages built on ubuntu being
  uploaded in debian)

Raphaël Hertzog

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