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Re: description writing guide

On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 11:51:03AM +0100, Martin Schulze wrote:
> It is a bad practice to repeat the package name as the first word in the
> long description.  

Actually it's bad in the short description, not necessarily in the long one.

> Also the URL does not belong into the description but should be
> placed in the debian/copyright file instead.
> To quote Joey Hess:
>   The Description field is not intended to be a random dumping-ground
>   for any information that cannot fit into some other field.

You leave out the part where we agreed on having it _both_ in the copyright
file and in a new field of the control file.

(That whole thread was wrongly summarized in DWN recently.)

     2. That which causes joy or happiness.

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