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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.

Helmut Wollmersdorfer

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