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Re: [Dctrl-tools-devel] Description-less packages file

On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 7:27 AM, Gerfried Fuchs <rhonda@deb.at> wrote:
>  Hey,
> * Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org> [2011-11-03 22:39:02 CET]:
>> I just merged a patch from Ansgar to generate the Packages files without
>> the English description embedded inside them. Instead they are now
>> written into a new file, the "English Translation" file in
>> "main/i18n/Translation-en.bz2". They thus appear alongside all other
>> translated descriptions as "just another language". apt & co will (or
>> should) just download those Translation files to show the description,
>> as they do already for all other languages.
>  I am investigating from the packages site point of view already, this
> is the case in Ubuntu for a bit already and I can use
> packages.ubuntu.com as testbed for that. :)

Which is broken due to the change in Ubuntu. Package descriptions are
no longer provided. See for instance:


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