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Re: Bug#129848: www.debian.org: "more info" URL in package descriptions

On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 09:44:28PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> reassign 129848 www.debian.org
> thanks
> > This is a volunteer organization. If someone wants something badly
> > enough, they will implement it.
> >
> > The problem in this case is not writing code (that's easy), but
> > changing policy so that packages provide the needed information in a
> > standard way. Once packages start providing this information, we will
> > put it on the web pages.
> >
> > What we need is someone willing to jump through all the hoops to get
> > something appropriate into policy.
> No, this is backwards.  Policy can't dictate/document something that doesn't
> yet exist.  Write the code, make a sample implementation, get packages to
> implement/use it, and when the major of them do, then policy can force it upon
> us.

Smartass, the code is written. Put a URL in the Description: field and it'll
be changed into an anchor. Several package use this already.

(good thing you forgot to CC: control@bugs :)

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