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

On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 03:18:55PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:
> 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

Indeed, and it says it isn't propagated at all for unknown fields, while
it apparantly IS propagated for .dsc files: the Uploader: field must be
somewhere coded in dpkg for this to happen (or dpkg isn't policy
compliant and propagates any unkown field from debian/control to .dsc,
but I won't assume this).

Anyway, how this is happening exactly is not relevant, what the policy
should be is relevant, and current dpkg behaviour is of minor but indeed
some importance (as it has direct consequences for ease of
implementation of policy, simply documenting current behaviour would be
by far the easiest).

What is the point you're trying to make?

(taking this off bug-cc, as this is not on topic for the bug imho)


Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)

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