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Re: Bug#438712: minimalist: The package description should use the pseudo-standard " Homepage:" trick

On 8/20/07, Lars Wirzenius <liw@iki.fi> wrote:

> So there's no technical obstacles in implementing this? Or rather, no
> reason for packages to not start using it now?

Does packages.debian.org show headers that it doesn't know about?

It seems that it doesn't:

http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/acpi-support (no VCS link)
http://packages.qa.debian.org/a/acpi-support.html (VCS link)

I suggest that the homepage does not belong inside the package at all
(because it can change separately to the package) and would be better
off being maintained on packages.debian.org and merged into the
Packages files similar to how debtags are done now. The we could have
a real 'Homepage' field instead of the hackish XBS... stuff.



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