Re: Bug#302138: incorrect Description line wrapping with bullet lists
On Wed, Mar 30, 2005 at 03:54:36AM -0600, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Peter Samuelson]
> > I'd like to file a mass bug for these, but it's on the order of 583
> > binary packages in 430 source packages, so I obviously want to get
> > some feedback first.
> Jeroen van Wolffelaar pointed out to me that 430 source packages is a
> bit much for a mass bug, especially if lintian/linda could flag this
> stuff automatically, which is probably the case.
> Lars Wirzenius also suggested that I name names so people will know if
> they're affected. So here are source packages grouped by maintainer.
> Data is from /var/lib/apt/lists/*_Packages on an i386 sid box.
It seems like this list has a lot of false positives, take for example
| Description: PHP PEAR module for creating and decoding MIME messages
| Provides classes to deal with creation and manipulation of mime messages:
| * mime.php: Create mime email, with html, attachments, embedded images
| * mimePart.php: Advanced method of creating mime messages.
| * mimeDecode.php - Decodes mime messages to a usable structure.
| * xmail.dtd: An XML DTD to acompany the getXML() method of the decoding
| * xmail.xsl: An XSLT stylesheet to transform the output of the getXML()
| method back to an email
It's manually word-wrapped, because otherwise it'd overflow fixed-width
terminal displays. That's the whole point of double-space indenting a
part of the description.
Ideally, all packaging tools would support some kind of very simple
markup language to support enumerations in a sane way, but that's a
So, I object to this massfiling.
Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)