On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 21:59 +0200, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote: > Policy mandates that almost all fields in .dsc files and in the > 'control' section of a .deb are single-lined. However, for readability, > it would be very convenient if in 'debian/control', one could use > multiple lines for Depends:, build-depends, uploaders, and possibly > others. Since automatic tools don't parse debian/control, but rather the > .dsc and 'control' section of .deb's, this would be possible if dpkg-dev > concatenates these values to one-line. The: > dpkg-gencontrol already does this: descent scott% cat debian/control Source: test Maintainer: foo Package: test Depends: this, is, also, a, test, Architecture: any descent scott% dpkg-gencontrol descent scott% cat debian/tmp/DEBIAN/control Package: test Version: 1.0 Architecture: i386 Depends: this, is, also, a, test Installed-Size: 12 Maintainer: foo Scott -- Have you ever, ever felt like this? Had strange things happen? Are you going round the twist?
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