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       debtags-updatecontrol - Update Debtags information in control files




       debtags-updatecontrol   compares   the  tag  information  contained  in
       debian/control    with     the     user     contributed     data     in,  and imports the changes after manual

       In order for debtags-updatecontrol to  work,  a  Tag:  header  must  be
       present  for  every binary package section in the control file that you
       want to update yourself.

       To add a Tag: header to a package that did not have one,  just  add  an
       empty Tag: header and run debtags-updatecontrol to populate it.

       The  program is interactive and should be self-explanatory.  Frequently
       asked questions about it are collected in the FAQ section below.


       debtags-updatecontrol must  be  run  from  the  top  directory  of  the
       unpacked Debian source package, and uses no arguments.


       The Tag: header will be discarded by the archive software: how will the
       tags enter the Packages file?

       The data from the control file  will  be  collected  through  the  Mole
       system  (see,  validated  through a
       syntax checker, filtered of misspelled tags, merged  into  an  override
       file which will finally populate the Tag: headers in the Packages file.

       This is done so that the control file can be used as an optional way to
       manage  tags, which can be abandoned at any moment by just deleting the
       Tag: header from it.  This also catches syntax errors and  misspellings
       from  developers  who  edit  the header by hand, and permits some extra
       automated processing in case, for example, a tag gets renamed.


       debtags(1), debtags-edit(1),


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