In my opinion it would be a good idea to tag .deb files in some way to
indicate where they're from. I can think of a couple of reasons:
1. To help track down binaries (official or otherwise) that don't work
properly on all hardware for a given architecture; e.g. gmp, which
when built on a G5 doesn't work on a G4.
2. To tag packages as being from a binary distribution rather than
A simple way this could be done is to add one file to the .deb which
would contain information like the hostname and hardware on which the
package was built.
Alexander K. Hansen
akh AT finkproject DOT org
Fink User Liaison and Documenter