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

On 02/03/2010 14:04, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> 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
>>> 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).

Moreover, if the Sources descriptions are essentially the same as the
descriptions of binary packages, the translation effort would not be
that great (essentially, splitting the current binary descriptions).

I agree that it entails some infrastructure adaptations, and that
putting it in .dsc is the way to go. I am no DD, anyway.

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