RFC deb822 sources.list format
the idea of a more user-friendly sources.list in deb822 format was
discussed on irc a while ago - iirc Paul Wise and David Kalnischkies
came up with it (maybe its even older, I'm happy to give proper credit
if someone knows/remembers).
In addition to the traditional one-line format that is currently used
we have a new experimental deb822 style format in development. It
currently looks like this:
# some comment
Suite: stable testing unstable
Section: main contrib
Supported are also the extra options:
"Architectures", "Architectures-Add", "Architectures-Remove",
I would welcome feedback on the naming of the
fields/options. E.g. singular vs plural for field names (
"Suite or Suites", "Section or Sections").
The traditional format is of course still fully supported.
Once the format is finalized, adding a interface for python-apt for
this is one of the next steps (i.e. extending the current pkgSouceList
to provide more data and provide Add() and Write() support).
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