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Re: URLs on debian.org/distrib/packages pages

On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 12:02:05PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> > Why is it "lame-brained"?! Users have repeatedly complained about how they
> > want URLs on packages web pages. Putting them in the Description: fields
> > sounds just fine to me.
> Simply because the description field is not the right place (see other
> mails),

The dpkg developers haven't implemented any other control field to put this
in, so the long Description: is the decent workaround.

And it's not like new metadata fields are a taboo topic, Origin and Bugs
have been added relatively recently. Something like Upstream-URI could be
added just as well.

> and because this conflicts with established practice and policy,
> so now we have a sub-optimal way (what policy says to do), and a
> different, conflicting, and also sub-optimal thing (what developers
> reference says to do), and you have to look in two places to find
> anything.

I really don't see what you're talking about. This is putting the _same_
information (the same upstream URL) in two _entirely_ non-conflicting places
(the Description: control field and the copyright file).

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