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

Goswin von Brederlow goswin-v-b at web.de
Tue Jan 4 05:11:35 UTC 2011

Yaroslav Halchenko <yoh at debian.org> writes:

> 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. šUnfortunately, 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 što 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
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/09/msg00193.html
> may be Goswin could help us out -- is there a full specification for the
> syntax of /etc/dpkg/origins?

Sorry, no idea. I guess the best source of information about what was
actually implemented out of the idea would be the dpkg-vendor source


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