debian mentors/ glossary/ Control File
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Control file

The Control file (debian/control) defines what BinaryPackage are built from a SourcePackage, and some information about them.

It follows a style similar to the RFC822 style, making it easy to read and edit.

There are some compulsory fields, and some optional ones.

The control file defines what is built the ?RulesFile defines how it is built.

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