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

On Mon, Dec 09, 2002 at 01:17:28PM -0600, Adam DiCarlo wrote:
> > 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.

Scenario: we start using XK-<foo> now, then wait for it to become common
practice, dpkg gets changed to support <foo>, all those packages that have
XK-<foo> need another change to s/XK-//.

It's better to register a new field now, and start using that. That way we
avoid extra work later.

> 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.

It's pretty much trivial for me to code support for a new field,
and I certainly promise to do this if the field is implemented.

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