Bug#647658: Description-less packages file
On Thu, 2011-11-03 at 22:39 +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> I just merged a patch from Ansgar to generate the Packages files without
> the English description embedded inside them. Instead they are now
> written into a new file, the "English Translation" file in
> "main/i18n/Translation-en.bz2". They thus appear alongside all other
> translated descriptions as "just another language". apt & co will (or
> should) just download those Translation files to show the description,
> as they do already for all other languages.
>From a grep through britney and release-tools, the only obvious use of
Description I can see is in b2's lib/dpkg.c::read_paragraph(). We
should check whether that code is actually still relevant and fix it up
to use a better test if so.