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Re: plea to sponsees about announcing location of packages

On Tuesday 25 July 2006 13:54, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 13:30 +0200, Christoph Haas wrote:
> > 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>
> Description:
>  squirrelmail - Webmail for nuts
> -------

Uhm, right. The weather is melting what's left of my brain. :)
Damyan Ivanov meant the long description. And that is not contained in 
the .dsc or .changes file. So I believe the short description is 
sufficient to get an idea of what the package is doing at a glance.

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