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

On 02.03.2010 13:38, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le mardi 02 mars 2010 à 11:05 +0100, Raphael Hertzog a écrit : 
>> If I do something like that it's rather with substvars. You could use
>> ${source:Description:body} and ${source:Description:title} in the binary
>> package description to refer to the the corresponding parts of the source
>> description.
> I think I like the idea. I often found myself repeating the first
> paragraph of the long description in each binary package, so this would
> help reduce duplication and avoid such things to get out-of-sync.

I agree. I looked over my packages and noticed, that for most of them, the
package description has a generic part (the source:Description part if you will)
and a binary package specific part.

So, Raphael's idea sounds like an improvement I'd happily use.

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