November 9, 2000
Author: JT Smith
Debian Planet reports that dpkg 1.71. should be available later this evening. "New dpkg has many new features, like Origin and BTS info which allows a single maintainer define the bugtracking system to use with this package (shouldn't affect debian maintainers). dpkg-shlibdeps has been also upgraded to 'work better', and ofcourse slower... there also is dpkg.cfg which allows you to enter commandline options to dpkg from a configuration file. dpkg-deb has been made to reorder the files in packages which should prevent 'some nasty things' from happening."