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Re: Bug#593909: debian-policy: Clarifications about the syntax of Debian control files.

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

> In that case, yes, we should say that the order of paragraphs is
> significant, since indeed it always has been. Probably just by adding
> the sentence "The order of paragraphs in the control file is
> significant" to the end of the first paragraph.

The source package stanza must come first, I can see why that's
significant. But why does the order of binary package stanzas matter?

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