Bug#852820: Testsuite-Restrictions field is hard to use

Guillem Jover guillem at debian.org
Sat Jan 28 14:31:02 UTC 2017

On Sat, 2017-01-28 at 05:47:44 +0100, Guillem Jover wrote:
> On Fri, 2017-01-27 at 15:58:28 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > I'm sorry that I'm reporting this bug now, due to happening to see the
> > message on debian-dpkg.  But really I think:
> > 
> >  * Changes to the .dsc format and hence to the Sources format should
> >    be discussed more widely than a bug on debian-dpkg.
> > 
> >  * Changes to the handling of autopkgtest (DEP-8) metadata should be
> >    discussed on autopkgtest-devel (or other DEP-8 related places).
> But I certainly agree that this should have probably been discussed
> more widely, which is something I overlooked, sorry about that. And
> agree completely with your two points above. So I'll be adding an
> entry to the FAQ detailing the process to add new information to
> the .dsc file (and probably to the .changes and other interchange
> formats).

I've now updated the FAQ to include processes for field inclusions to
.dsc and .changes files:



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