Re: On Homepage links [was: RFS: esmtp (updated package)]
On Sat, 13 Oct 2007 21:01:24 +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
>> I'd appreciate if a DD could sponsor the upload of esmtp (user
>> configurable relay-only MTA):
> I'm no DD, etc., you know the drill.
>> Name: esmtp
>> Version: 0.6.0-1
>> Uploaded: 2007-09-03 17:27:01
>> Description: esmtp - User configurable relay-only MTA
>> esmtp-run - User configurable relay-only MTA
>> Repository URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/e/esmtp
>> Closes bugs: 394847, 407101, 432633
> I'm wondering whether it could be interesting to include a link to the
> upstream homepage in the template. I know that usually, running
> “apt-cache show” is sufficient, but it might be interesting to be able
> to follow the link to upstream directly from here. What do you think?
> Also, you could include an “Homepage” field in the source part of your
> debian/control file. See dpkg/1.14.7's Debian changelog entry. The
> policy isn't updated yet (nor lintian) but a consensus was reached on
> debian-devel, so I think it might be good to start using it.
Thanks for the info, Cyril. I agree entirely with your suggestions. As
debian user, I felt the need for a standard way to find packages upstream
homepages several times, and I'm glad it got finally standardized.
For reference, esmtp's homepage is http://esmtp.sourceforge.net/ and I'm
actually the upstream author.