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Re: Description-less packages file

On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 08:30:47AM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Regarding squeeze:  Could somebody give some reasons for refusing an
> additional field in the Packages files?  It is hard to cope with "it is
> unlikely".  A yes or no would be more helpful to find a reasonable
> decision for the UDD importer.

It possibly breaks stuff.  Like tasksel[1].  Sadly there are many implicit
assumptions in a release, hence we're not switching on any new features in
Packages/Sources/Contents post-release.

Kind regards,
Philipp Kern

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2012/01/msg00296.html
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