Bug#697433: Is the Package-List field necessary for uploads ?
Le Sun, Jan 06, 2013 at 09:12:11AM +0900, Charles Plessy a écrit :
> we are documenting in the Policy the Package-List field of the Debian source
> control files.
> 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>).
> I do not know if this field should be marked mandatory, recommended or
> optional. Is this field is strictly necessary for uploads ?
After experimenting by uploading a package without the Package-List field, I
see that it is not mandatory. But the Policy also distinguishes recommended
from other fields (for which nothing is mentioned). Given that it is there by
default, I propose to mark it recommended.
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan