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Ordering of fields in .deb control file

Does it matter? Debian Policy Manual chapter 5 seems silent on the
issue. A user reported that when trying to follow the triple-cocktail
Provides/Conflicts/Replaces:some-virtual-pkg example in section 7.5.2,
he got different results depending on the order he listed those three
fields (I'm pretty sure he's using dpkg-1.10.21) in the control file
in his .deb.


Daniel Macks

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