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Re: new fields in debian/control



Previously Adam Heath wrote:
> Is this created in debian/control by the maintainer, or should it be inserted
> at package build time by an automated tool?  Indeed, couldn't all fields be
> inserted at package build time?

Right now in debian/control. I've been thinking of making a configuration
file (/etc/dpkg/build and ~/.dpkg-build) with default settings for options
like this.

> Or are you advocating having different debian dirs depending on what origin
> you are building for?

No.

> Where was the consensus reached, saying this should be done?  I'm willing to
> read -archives about it, if someone tells me the list, and the date range.

Read debian-devel from this month for example. The idea certainly isn't
new. I've also gotten quite a number of request privately.

Wichert.

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