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Re: Reviving Debian QA

*Martin Schulze wrote:
>  . Check if all packages providing user programs (X11 or not) come
>    with menu files
>    - Such packages have to call update-menus in their postinst and
>      prerm scripts
	Lintian does this. (ie, if menu entry is there, it checks for
calling menu-updates.) (This brings up the ever increasing inadequacy of the
current section system, but that is another story...)

>  . Check if all packages that provide documentation register it for
>    dwww, doc-base or whatever
	I think about 1% do this. (None of mine ...)

> If you find packages which lack support for some of the features
> mentioned above the proper action would be to file a wishlist bug
> report.  The bug report has to point to accurate documentation or
> better include a description of the missing feature and a description
> how to solve this.  It would be best if the report would include a
> proper patch/menu file/doc file etc.
 I still think that not having a home page url in the description (if the
url exists) merits a wishlist bug.  It is useful to browse the home page
from the package description pages before deciding whether to download.

John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>,  lapeyre@debian.org
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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