Bug#695797: Depends field in test control file cannot be folded

Jean-Baptiste Lallement jean-baptiste.lallement at canonical.com
Wed Dec 12 19:36:11 UTC 2012

Package: autopkgtest
Version: 2.2.3
Severity: normal

A multiline Depends field results in a syntax error

adt-run: trace: ** bomb tests/control line 2: syntax error
<VirtSubproc>: failure: end of file - caller quit?
adt-run: testbed failing, exit status 12
adt-run: testbed failed: tests/control line 2: syntax error

The dep8 specs mentions:
   Depends: <dpkg dependency field syntax>

dpkg dependency fields are folded fields.

IRC: jibel

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