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Re: Date and Upsteam-URL fields

On 2006-06-08T00:31-0700 Don Armstrong wrote:
> Is there any reason why
> zcat /usr/share/doc/<package>/changelog.Debian.gz |perl -ne \
> 'next unless /^ -- .+?\s{2}(.+)$/; print $1,qq(\n) and exit;';
> isn't sufficient for all non-native packages?

What if that package isn't installed on your system?

It's all also uglier than apt-cache show package | grep ^Date:

> > Next field is URL: or URI: (http://www.w3.org/Addressing/)
> > Or perhaps Upsteam-URL: 
> > A reference to upstream's homepage.
> That should be in /usr/share/doc/<package>/copyright; some packages
> also have it in the description.

Sure, but lets make it a little more concrete.

Upstream: http://... 
is probably sufficient after thinking about it.

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