Re: feature: to add explanations of recommendations and suggestions dependencies
Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.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.
>> 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
>> 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.
Could they be added as XB-Comment:? I use XS-Comment and it appears in the dsc,
I don't know if XB-* appear in the deb or elsewhere.