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Re: Cruft package descriptions

On Mon, May 3, 2021 at 8:24 PM s3v wrote:

> Can you please manually remove cruft packages from the archive so that
> translators can concentrate on the *real* descriptions without wasting
> their time in translating old descriptions?

The source packages have no descriptions, only binary packages have
descriptions, so duplicate source packages should not be a problem for

The duplicate source packages are necessary for license compliance so
they will not be removed. AFAICT the binary packages for the duplicate
source packages are not included in the Packages/Translations files.

A lot of Debian users are on stable, so it is valuable to those users
to translate old descriptions from stable.

>From your list, some example source packages after looking at Translation-en:

linux: all of the linux-libc-dev-*-cross packages have the exact same
description with the same MD5 hash. It should be easy for DDTP to mark
all of the packages as translated when one of them is.

golang-github-xeipuuv-gojsonschema: only has one description AFAICT
(for the -dev package).

libthai: each of the binary packages has different descriptions,
although some of the paragraphs are duplicated. This suggests to me
that DDTP might want to add some support for splitting up paragraphs
and allowing them to be translated separately.



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