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Re: [devel-ref] author/homepage in description

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:

> On Sun, Dec 08, 2002 at 09:43:00PM -0600, Adam DiCarlo wrote:
> > Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:
> > > We could just use the existing support for user-defined fields for a
> > > while though.
> > 
> > Oh !  Where can I read about these?  They aren't mentioned in
> > deb-control(5) or /usr/share/doc/dpkg nor /usr/share/doc/dpkg-dev ...
> I think they're in an obscure place in policy somewhere, possibly in the
> appendices from the old packaging manual. At any rate,
> 'XB-Upstream-Homepage:' in a binary stanza in debian/control leads to
> 'Upstream-Homepage:' being in the binary package's control file.

Huh.  I'll have to play around with this.  I would indeed rather use a
field, even a custom field, if possible, since this is really data.

I'm hearing just go with homepage only, no other data really
needed. I'll make that change.

> The point was validly raised in a previous thread that using these means
> changing packages twice in the event that dpkg is eventually changed.

That I don't follow.

The only nice thing about using the description is that it is already
supported by packages.debian.org, whereas a custom field would
obviously not be supported there.

...Adam Di Carlo..<adam@onshore-devel.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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