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Re: Bug#167921: ITP: httrack -- offline browser : copy websites toyour computer

On Sat, 2002-11-09 at 11:45, David D.W. Downey wrote:
> Why should it matter if another package provides the same services. maybe
> people don't wnat to use that particular package?

I should of been clearer: I wasn't objecting to it being packaged, just
asking a question. And hopefully suggesting something to consider when
writing the package description.

Also, in general, we can't assume the ITPer (or anyone!) is familiar
with all of Debian's 10K packages, and all their uses. Pointing out
packages which appear to do the same thing allows the ITPer to consider
if the other package meets his needs (thus saving him time), how his
package is different from other offerings (leading to description
improvements), and maybe even a sharing of code and ideas between the
two projects.

(Note "how does this compare..." and "everything mentioned"; not "is
bloat" and "same as wget".)

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