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Bug#203145: (uploaders in control) Note: not in .deb



On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 02:44:15PM +0100, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> Please note that current packaging scripts do not propagate the
> Uploaders: field into .deb's. So either policy should not require that
> (or evenforbid it), or the packaging scripts should be changed to _do_
> propagate this information (needing a rebuild of _all_ debs of packages
> that have comaintainers, but as a policy version bump requires such a
> rebuild, this is no issue).
> 
> The .dsc has the Uploaders field propagated though.

This is a standard dpkg behaviour. For each field, dpkg know whether
the field need to appear in .dsc, .changes or DEBIAN/control, as
explained in Policy chapter 5

Policy 5.7. User-defined fields give some hints about how it works.

Cheers,
-- 
Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 



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