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Bug#650111: Please rewrite package description

Package: whois
Version: 5.0.12
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-l10n-english@lists.debian.org

Dear Maintainer,
although your package has a name that is (partionally) self-explanatory by itself,
I would like to ask you for a rewrite of the package description (1).

Description: intelligent whois client
 This is a new whois (RFC 3912) client rewritten from scratch.
 It is inspired from and compatible with the usual BSD and RIPE whois(1)
 It is intelligent and can automatically select the appropriate whois
 server for most queries.
 The package also contains mkpasswd, a features-rich front end to crypt(3).

  At this point I don't know why I need the package. What can it do for me?
  -> Reverse DNS lookups (2). A bit of nitpicking: Can something new be
rewritten from scratch? And why do I need mkpasswd? Why is it bundled with
  the whois client? Why is it new and why is it intelligent?

  My first draft for a new package description:

Description: determines ISP names from IP addresses
 This package contains a client for the whois protocol (RFC 3912), written
 from scratch. The client can automatically select the appropriate whois
 server for most queries. It was inspired by the BSD and RIPE whois(1)
 implementations and it is compatible with them.
 The package also contains mkpasswd, a feature-rich front-end to crypt(3).

  Unfortunately this version does not explain why the package contains

Kind regards,

1: http://ddtp.debian.net/ddt.cgi?desc_id=87930
2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_DNS_lookup
3: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3912

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