Re: Bug#129848: www.debian.org: "more info" URL in package descriptions
* "Vince Mulhollon"
(please preserve references, else I might not see your answer, and
your answer breaks the threading, at least in gnus. Thanks.)
| On 01/23/2002 04:36:16 AM tfheen wrote:
| >> What about meta packages, for instance? Dummy packages?
| >> So no, it might not come from the Internet at all. I might have
| >> gotten it on a floppy from a friend. Or I might have written it
| >> myself.
| An excellent point. However, if it's in the archive, there must be an
| archived ITP somewhere in the debian-devel mailing list, if absolutely
| nothing else.
No. I don't ITP packages written by myself, for instance.
| Or, a URL pointing to your personal home page, or even a mailto:
| URL, if you wrote it yourself.
If I don't want anything to do with it any more? Ok, there might be
some URL which would have something to do with the package, like
packages.d.o/$PACKAGE, but the point of having those URLs there are
that they are supposed to be useful, isn't it? Not all packages have
any useful URLs associated with them and therefore mandating that all
packages must have an URL field in the control file would be wrong.
Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.