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Re: plea to sponsees about announcing location of packages

On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 13:30 +0200, Christoph Haas wrote:
> > And being on the whishlist line, May long description be included in
> > the RFS templates too?
> I'm open to suggestions. The importer that processes uploaded packages just 
> takes into account the *.dsc and *.changes files AFAIK. None of them 
> contain the one-line description of the package. I had to take the diff.gz 
> (unless it's a native package) and extract the debian/control and parse 
> it. Or perhaps "dpkg-source -x ...dsc" and then access 
> $PKG/debian/control. Hmmm. Ideas?

Actually, the .changes file does contain the short description:

Maintainer: Jeroen van Wolffelaar <jeroen@wolffelaar.nl>
Changed-By: Thijs Kinkhorst <kink@squirrelmail.org>
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