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Re: Stability of part of Dpkg::Vendor


On Fri, 03 Jun 2011, Niels Thykier wrote:
> Nevertheless, dpkg-vendor is in the dpkg-dev package and that undermines
> our work on #626476 (reducing dpkg-dev to a suggests).  So if we could
> use Dpkg::Vendor as fall-back in the absence of dpkg-vendor that would
> be really great.

Ok, I have added it to the supported API.

> On a slightly related note: we assume that a given vendor can only have
> one "Parent".  This is based on the code in dpkg-vendor which seems to
> imply this is the case (the 'derives-from' action).
>   If this assertion does not hold, please let me know so I can correct it.

It holds currently, but it's not really documented either. I doubt we'll
have serious need to track multiple parents but who knows...

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