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Re: Debian vs. Ubuntu source control file

On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 03:52:46PM -0800, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Tue, 05 Jan 2010, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:
> > On 05/01/10 at 21:39 +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> > > 
> > > > That's only true with the v3 format. If you stick with v1, you can
> > > > patch debian/control at unpack time.
> > > 
> > > > And in both cases, you are free to modify it manually during the build.
> > > 
> > > Err, what? debian/control modified during build? Sure not.

> > What is preventing it from being modified during the build?

> Nothing besides seriously affecting mine and other's sanity if we ever
> glance at such packages. DEBIAN/control is an entirely different
> matter.

No, it also breaks assumptions about debian/control that the buildds, the
archive, and various supplementary checker tools (e.g., lintian.debian.org)
rely on.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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