[Reportbug-maint] Bug#607850: reportbug: enable full specification (e.g. otherpkgs) of additional origins under /etc/dpkg/origins/

Yaroslav Halchenko yoh at debian.org
Sun Jan 2 14:24:47 UTC 2011

On Sun, 02 Jan 2011, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> Hi Yaroslav,
> On Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 00:45, Yaroslav Halchenko <debian at onerussian.com> wrote:
> > I was looking into creation of custom /etc/dpkg/origins/ for our neurodebian
> > (http://neuro.debian.net) repository.  Unfortunately, debianbts.py code cares
> > only about vendor and bugs fields, and sets others (e.g. otherpkgs, mirrors,
> > etc) to empty, and there seems to be no ability to customi9ze them anyhow,
> > besides submitting a patch against debianbts.py  to add full definition to be
> > added to the original 'SYSTEMS', which seems to demolish the point of having
> > /etc/dpkg/origins/
> Do you know where we can read the full specification of
> /etc/dpkg/origins/<file> contents and meaning?

not exactly and I do not think there is much more than Vendor*, Bugs*.
dpkg-vendor seems to be another tool using it and since it was said to
reuse existing structure
may be Goswin could help us out -- is there a full specification for the
syntax of /etc/dpkg/origins?

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