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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 <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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