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Re: feature: to add explanations of recommendations and suggestions dependencies

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:

> Le Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 06:36:35PM +0300, Shachar Or a écrit :
>> What I am offering is the idea that package dependencies that are 
>> reccomendations or suggestions must be explained.
> Hi,
> Before I read your mail, I thought that it was not possible, but after
> googling a bit, I found out that dpkg supports comments since version
> 1.10.11:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=446712
> This is however just general comments, they are not meant to be parsed
> for display to the end-user. I will nevertheless start to use them. I
> think that it is very valuable in team-maintained packages, where it is
> sometimes difficult to know what motivated the actions of another
> developper years before.
> Have a nice day,

But will the comments be copied into the debian/package/DEBIAN/ dir? I
doubt that.

User would need those comments in the deb.


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