Re: Bug#129848: www.debian.org: "more info" URL in package descriptions
On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Tille, Andreas wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Jan 2002, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 01:47:16PM -0600, Steve Greenland wrote:
> > > > 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.
> But in my opinion it would be better to use an extra control field which
> would cause a lintian warning if empty to enforce maintainers to do it.
Policy(which lintian follows) is not to be used has a hammer to force
maintainers to do things.
> And you are right - this is no bug against www.debin.org because we need
> a policy decision first.
No, policy is never done first. Ever. No way.
Policy can't describe something if the something doesn't exist. How hard is
that to understand?