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Re: New field Package-List in .dsc

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 03:14:00PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> Hello,
> ftpmasters requested a new field in the .dsc files to ease their work.
> I just implemented it and it will be part of dpkg 1.16.0.
> This has been done on short notice so I wanted to inform policy people
> so that you can review the discussions and the design in case anyone has
> objections/suggestions before it's in wide-spread usage:
> http://bugs.debian.org/619131
> It looks like this:
> Package-List: 
>  src:dpkg admin required
>  dpkg admin required
>  dpkg-dev utils optional
>  libdpkg-dev libdevel optional
>  libdpkg-perl perl optional
>  udeb:dselect admin optional
> (Here I just marked dselect as being an udeb for a test...)
> The purpose is so that they can setup the overrides for all possible binary
> packages as soon as they have reviewed the source package (i.e. and avoid NEW
> for subsequent binary uploads introducing binary packages that they have not
> yet seen).

How does the list is computed ?

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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