Re: packages whose Description first line is merely their name again
On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 07:35:19AM +0800, email@example.com wrote:
> > New and noteworthy packages
> > ---------------------------
> > The following packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently:
> > * rtkit -- Realtime Policy and Watchdog Daemon 
> > * scenic -- telepresence software for live performances and installations 
> > * sea-defender -- Sea Defender 
> Isn't someone checking that new packages should have more description in
> the first line of their Description?
Please file bugs against the relevant packages for the maintainers to deal
with. It's not exactly release-critical at the moment though...
(if something doesn't appear to be happening, that's usually a good
indication that volunteers are needed...)
> There could be a checker added that if the package name equals the first
> line of the Description, the package should be given a better
> Description first line.
Lintian already does. The example you've picked doesn't have the package
name as the first word.
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