On 29/09/16 03:44, Guillem Jover wrote:

> It seems that many Go packages include an XS-Go-Import-Path field in
> their control file, which AFAICT is only (?) used at build time from
> inside the same source package.

AFAIK, this is true.

> The XS- prefix tells dpkg-source to propagate that field to the source
> package (.dsc) and that in turn gets propagated to the Sources indices.
> With the additional bloat. If this field is never used by querying the
> Sources indices, I'd appreciate if you could switch to simply use the
> X- prefix instead.

I can imagine this at some point being used for finding packages based
on their import path. But not sure if it is reason enough to keep the

Maybe somebody else has a better argument for this?

Martín Ferrari (Tincho)

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