Bug#447970: Add support for the Homepage field
On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 06:57:20AM +0200, Christian Perrier <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> Quoting Daniel Burrows (email@example.com):
> > Package: libapt-pkg-dev
> > Version: 0.7.6
> > Severity: wishlist
> > libapt doesn't support the .deb Homepage control field. Support for
> > this field would allow frontends to display and/or use this information.
> Oh, i didn't know that something was needed in libapt. I'll add
> information about this bug report to the "Homepage transition" wiki
> page in wiki.d.o (I don't have net access as of now to check the page
> exact name).
I guess technically, I could support this without libapt knowing about
it: apt-cache uses some obscure corners of the library to directly
access the package record and dump it without interpretation to stdout.
A Homepage() method would still be useful, though.