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Re: Bug#209693: The package description does not follow Debian policy

Daniel Burrows wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 11:22:35PM +0200, Matthias Klose <doko@cs.tu-berlin.de> was heard to say:
> > why is this description not sufficient for administrators to decide on
> > the installation of this package? I get the bad feeling you grepped
> > for one line package descriptions and submitted bug reports?
>   Just to provide some context, Matthias seems to be talking about this:
> Package: python-numarray-doc
> Description: Documentation for an array processing package for Python
>  This package contains the manual in PDF format.

The problem with the extended description here is not that it is one
line long. The problem is that extended descriptions may be displayed
independent from short descriptions, and "This package contains the
manual in PDF format." does not stand on its own.

see shy jo

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