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Bug#203145: (uploaders in control) Any activity?

On Thu, Feb 19, 2004 at 10:49:04AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 14:45:15 +0100, Bill Allombert <allomber@math.u-bordeaux.fr> said: 
> > We could take the opportunuity to document Uploaders: in policy,
> > since it is widely used. Something to note is that in contrast to
> > the Maintainer: field, names in Uploaders: cannot contains ',' since
> > it is the field separator. wmaker has this 'bug'.
> 	Why should we make something policy just because it is widely
>  used? Policy is not a dpkg manual, after all. Uploaders is not a
>  required field anyway.

To avoid confusion in the future?

"These are the fields that are available. You don't have to use <names>,
but if you do, their syntax is <blah>". Having policy clearly define
what an "Uploaders" field should look like, will avoid problems with
some tools parsing a control file correctly, and others not.

Wouter Verhelst
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