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Re: Normalising UDD to some extend?

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, Lucas Nussbaum wrote:

and remove the architecture column from the packages table?

Packages can have different <put any other field here> on different
architectures, so you would lose information by doing that.

If this is the case (I just trust you) my suggestion is not
really good - but I'm astonished that " <put any other field here>"
should really be true.  I'll try some queries to verify this - but
the reason why this should happen remains unclear (except
perhaps for kernel packages - which is reason enough to make my
suggestion void).

it's "Architecture:" in the Sources file, and we try to match the names
of the fields in Sources.

But it is just different *content*: One is a string and the other is
a list of *strings*.

Kind regards



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