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Re: Bug#692894: ITP: plum -- plum is a command line tool used to interact with the U-Boot netconsole of any LaCie product

On Sat, Nov 10, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:52:44 +0100
> Maxime Hadjinlian <maxime.hadjinlian@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> * Package name    : plum
>> > netconsole on many more products. The package name is far from being as
>> > specific as the package itself. General purpose names are (relatively)
>> > fine for general purpose programs.
>> Well, plum is an acronym for Python LaCie das U-Boot Milchkuh, I'm not
>> really good at giving names, if you have any idea, feel free to share.
> lucie-uboot
> lucie-uboot-netconsole
Won't people think it's a u-boot package (I mean, like, a binary of
the boot loader) but for LaCie product ?
As I said, I'm really not good about names, so thank you very much for
trying to help me here.
> IMHO python isn't that relevant but you could just py- into there
> somewhere.
I agree, I'm not a very big fan of python-package unless it's a python library.
> The point is that the name should reflect just how specific this
> package is to a single bootloader, a single method of that bootloader
> and a single set of products using that bootloader.
> A change of name should also involve retitling the ITP.
I'm reading the documentation on how to do that (it's the first time I
try to add a package to debian as you may have imagined :))
>> > The Description isn't suitable for a real package, it should at the
>> > very least refer to uboot and lacie. Whichever keyword doesn't get
>> > added to the package name needs to be in the short description.
>> The word U-Boot and LaCie are in the description already.
>> >>   Description     : plum is a command line tool used to interact with the
>> >> U-Boot netconsole of any LaCie product
> At 92 characters that is too far long for the *short* description and
> it repeats the (proposed) package name.
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/best-pkging-practices.html#bpp-pkg-synopsis
> The short description should be of the order of 50 characters.
> http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/best-pkging-practices.html#s6.5.3.2
What about :
Description     : lacie u-boot netconsole shell

Now the dumb question, to change the description, what do I do ? I
wasn't able to find that info in the docs :/
Should I also add a more detailed description at the end of the ITP ?
I did not write one but from what I see in the docs I should have.
> --
> Neil Williams
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