Re: HELP: Bug#170891: debian-reference-en: poor description
Hi, I found the answer.
On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 11:00:25AM -0800, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> I have question on debian/control file, especially "Description:" entry.
> 1) Can the first line of "Description:" be longer than 80 char per line?
> 2) How long the first line of "Description:" be?
> I and David are thinking to update field and running into 86 characters.
> debian-reference-en - Debian Reference (post-installation guide), English original
> debian-reference-es - Debian Reference (post-installation guide), Spanish translation
> We see other descriptions that long for other packages.
You find some policies about the descriptions in
The description should/may/must:
1. The short description shouldn't be longer than about 60
characters. "Debian New Maintainers' Guide (1.0)" section 4.1
2. It should be kept brief - certainly under 80 characters.
"Debian Policy Manual (184.108.40.206)" section 5.7
(lots of good info at http://ddtp.debian.org/ddtp-text/misc/ddts-faq.txt )
After all, dselect can not display beyond 80 characters including
package name, I need to think a bit.
Maybe along the line of following may work:
debian-reference-en - Debian system administration guide, English original
debian-reference-en - System administrator's guide for Debian, English version
Longest one may be:
debian-reference-pt - Debian system administration guide, Portuguese version
Let's think off list, David.
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