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

On 8/20/07, Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> wrote:

> I agree that the homepage of a software might change but I really think
> that the homepage changes much less frequently as the version of the
> package which makes the change of the homepage a managable issue in
> normal package maintainance process.  For those packages that change
> not that frequently (perhaps orphaned) whe would have a further grip
> on the software because we could use a link checker in addition to
> uscan (provided there is a watch file) to verify whether the software
> can be located as expected.  Filing a bug report about wrong homepage
> might be a good reason to recompile the software to a new package which
> is a reasonable quality check for packages that are not touched very
> offen.  So IMHO it is a very good reason to include the homepage into
> the package _because_ it changes separately.

Another advantage of having the homepages managed externally is that,
like debtags, it can be a collaborative process that can be done by
anyone, even Debian users. This is probably more of a reason than that
it can change externally to the package.



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