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Bug#142324: ER] Should add homepage URL in package description

On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 10:49:00AM +0200, Carsten Block wrote:
> On Thursday 11 April 2002 10:41, Eric Estievenart wrote:
> > Package: dpkg
> > Version: 1.9.20
> > "There is no simple way to access a package/project homepage
> > from the debian package description pages
> >
> > A link to the project homepage would be really appreciable and helpful,
> > for example when you are reading the DWN which has links pointing to
> > these pages.
> I agree, a link to the project hompage - anywhere in the package - would be 
> helpful. It's often I want to have a look to a projects homepage and some are 
> not easy to find.

/usr/share/doc/<pkg>/copyright should contain the URL where the package
was downloaded from.

I agree though that we need a few extra fields in the package metadata.
IMO, we need:

Download: <tarball URL>
HomePage: <URL to project if it exists>
License: <packages license>

There's probably some more, but these come to mind.

Debian     - http://www.debian.org/
Linux 1394 - http://linux1394.sourceforge.net/
Subversion - http://subversion.tigris.org/

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