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Re: Bug#555743: dpkg-gencontrol: add support for Description:-s in the Source package stanza

On Tue, 02 Mar 2010, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 01:03:57PM +0100, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> > The substvars approach sounds good to me. I think I'd use it quite a lot,
> > specially in libraries.
> That, however, does not solve the problem of how to access a source
> package description from infrastructure tools such as DDPO, the PTS,
> etc.

The sensible answer is putting this information in the .dsc and thus in
the Sources files. But it means that the file would get somewhat bigger
and it might meant again supplementary changes in the infrastructutre if
people want to see those descriptions translated (but I'm not convinced
we need translations on Sources, users of those are mostly developers
contrary to Packages).

Raphaël Hertzog

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