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Re: Recent changes in dpkg

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:43:36PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> On 05/24/2010 11:05 AM, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> >   * The plan concerning dpkg-source and the default source format has been
> >     clarified. In the long term, the default format will disappear and
> >     debian/source/format will become mandatory. The lintian tag
> >     missing-debian-source-format[2] will help us track that.
> Which will force developers to touch most of the packages in the archive just to
> realize this? Sorry, but that's insane. You should not try to force people into
> migrating to some new format because *you* think it is better. This is not a
> decision which should be decided by the dpkg maintainers - instead it needs to
> be discussed within the developers and maintainers. While the new format
> provides some advantages when it comes to the handling of patches, the 1.0
> format is still much more flexible to use - for example it does not require an
> existing tarball to build a package, which is very useful for testing.
> You know that there are a lot of arguments against the 3.0 format out there, so
> please do not enforce such changes without discussing them first.

I think you're misreading the announcement. What will change is that declaring
the format (either 1.0 or 3.0 in whatever variant) will be required, not
migrating to the new formats.


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