Re: Long blurbs repeated in many package descriptions considered harmful
Enrico Zini wrote:
While these blurbs are informative, they provide information not
strictly related to the package itself. As a consequence, if you do
"apt-cache search image" you get all of pike, including irrelevant
things like "pike7.6-public.network.pcap" or
Another example is
$ apt-cache search perl | grep php
which results in a long list.
The reason is one and the same paragraph in all(?) PHP-packages:
PHP4 is an HTML-embedded scripting language. Much of its syntax is
borrowed from C, Java and Perl with a couple of unique PHP-specific
features thrown in. The goal of the language is to allow web developers
to write dynamically generated pages quickly.