HELP: Bug#170891: debian-reference-en: poor description
I have question on debian/control file, especially "Description:" entry.
1) Can the first line of "Description:" be longer than 80 char per line?
2) How long the first line of "Description:" be?
I and David are thinking to update field and running into 86 characters.
debian-reference-en - Debian Reference (post-installation guide), English original
debian-reference-es - Debian Reference (post-installation guide), Spanish translation
We see other descriptions that long for other packages.
> ----- Forwarded message from Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----
> From: Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com>
> Subject: Bug#170891: debian-reference-en: poor description
> To: Debian Bug Tracking System <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 01:16:14 -0500
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> Package: debian-reference-en
> Version: N/A; reported 2002-11-27
> Severity: minor
> The description line for debian-reference-en is:
> This is the English original version of Debian Reference.
> It should be
> System administrator's reference for Debian, English version
> Or something to that effect. In the current description,
> "This is the" doesn't add anything, and "Debian Reference" just
> restates the package name.
> -- System Information
> Debian Release: 3.0
> Architecture: sparc
> Kernel: Linux arroz 2.4.18 #2 Thu Apr 11 14:37:17 EDT 2002 sparc64
> Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C
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Osamu Aoki <email@example.com> Cupertino CA USA, GPG-key: A8061F32
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