[Pkg-samba-maint] Use dpkg-vendor?

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Mon Jun 8 11:22:40 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 10:47:01AM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Mon, Jun  8, 2009 at 06:46:09 +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:

> > I just learned about the dpkg-vendor command.

> > As, in samba source packages, we do patch upstream source to include
> > our vendor information and I guess that Ubuntu patches this patch to
> > include its own vendor information, couldn't we use a dpkg-vendor call
> > instead of hard-coding "Debian" there?

> You can already use lsb_release -s -i to include the name of the distro.

And lsb_release is available in previous releases, whereas dpkg-vendor isn't
yet available even in the development version of Ubuntu.

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slangasek at ubuntu.com                                     vorlon at debian.org
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