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Re: Done (was Re: [mass bug filing?] Short descriptions being used as long descriptions and other policy violations)

On Tue, 9 Sep 2003, JavierFernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:

> Just a note to all developers that I have sent the bugs (734) related to
> this policy violation. I hopefully have provided enough information in the
> bug report for the package maintainers to understand that this is something
> that should be fixed in every Debian package.

Well, no, no you haven't.  You should have at least written why you think
a description doesn't "...make sense to anyone, even people who have no
idea about any of the things the package deals with."

For instance usermin-mysql has the short description:

A mysql module for the usermin web-based administration tool

And the long description:
 This module allows users to view and adminster mysql databases..

Which seems pretty straightforward to me.  It's a kind of web-based tool that
lets you administer databases.

So until you provide proper explanations of what exactly you think is
lacking, (I mean do you want me to put a summary of Codds paper on
relation theory and the RFC for HTTP in there?) I'm closing these bugs.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>
La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/

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