Re: new fields in debian/control
On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 01:32:26PM -0400, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> * Origin
> This lists the origin of a package. For all Debian packages this should
> be `Debian'.
> * Submit-Bugs-To
> An mailto URL to which bugs should be submitted. (It's a URL so
> we can support other types of BTSes at a later date if needed)
> * Submit-Bugs-Style
> Style in which submitted bugreports should be formatted. Currently
> the only option here is `debbugs'.
Wouldn't it be nicer to just put the Origin file in each package,
and to have a database which maps origin -> submit-bugs-to and
As it is now, if the Debian submit-bugs-to field had to change,
we'd have to recompile all the packages.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>