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Bug#697433: New field Package-List in .dsc

Package: debian-policy
Severity: wishlist

Le Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 03:14:00PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog a écrit :
> 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

Hello everybody,

I just realised that we forgot to document this field.

How about the following patch.

diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
index 4dec04c..d2e506e 100644
--- a/policy.sgml
+++ b/policy.sgml
@@ -2753,6 +2753,7 @@ Package: libc6
          <item><qref id="f-VCS-fields"><tt>Vcs-Browser</tt>, <tt>Vcs-Git</tt>, et al.</qre
          <item><qref id="f-Standards-Version"><tt>Standards-Version</tt></qref> (recommend
          <item><qref id="sourcebinarydeps"><tt>Build-Depends</tt> et al</qref></item>
+         <item><qref id="f-Package-List"><tt>Package-List</tt></qref></item>
          <item><qref id="f-Checksums"><tt>Checksums-Sha1</tt>
              and <tt>Checksums-Sha256</tt></qref> (mandatory)</item>
          <item><qref id="f-Files"><tt>Files</tt></qref> (mandatory)</item>
@@ -3812,6 +3813,19 @@ Checksums-Sha256:
+       <sect1 id="f-Package-List">
+         <heading><tt>Package-List</tt></heading>
+         <p>
+           Multiline field listing all the packages that can be built from
+           the source package.  The first line of the field value is empty.
+           Each one of the next lines describe one binary package, by listing
+           its name, type, section and priority separated by spaces.  There
+           are two possible package types: binary package (<tt>deb</tt>) or
+           micro binary package (<tt>udeb</tt>).
+         </p>
+       </sect1>

Does anybody know if this field mandatory or optional ?

Have a nice week-end,

Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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