Re: [PATCH] Another patch to (maybe) fix a mistake in the Etch Release Notes
From: Jens Seidel
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Another patch to (maybe) fix a mistake in the Etch Release Notes
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 16:18:44 +0100
> On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 03:31:04PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> > On Sunday 04 February 2007 14:37, Kobayashi Noritada wrote:
> > > However, Release Notes ofr etch split this message to two lines:
> > > Unpacking replacement <var><package-foo></var> ...
> > > dpkg: error processing <var><package-name-for-foo></var>
> > > (--unpack):
> > > trying to overwrite `<var><some-file-name></var>',
> > > which is also in package <var><package-bar></var>
> > >
> > > Maybe the last two lines should be joined.
> > The reason they are split is probably that I was afraid the line would get
> > too long. The lines combined are ~80 characters and may get longer for
> > translations. Having lines like these automatically wrapped in random
> > places is not good for readability.
> Even 80 characters are already too long for PostScript and PDF output.
> The limit is 73 characters IIRC.
> I completely agree that adding more linebreaks does not harm and is OK.
I understand it was an intended description, not an accidental
mistake. Then I turn down my patch.