On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 08:18:22 +0000 Neil Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On Sun, 14 Jan 2007 08:18:48 +0200 > Leonard Norrgård <email@example.com> wrote: > > > One of the reasons people use one space in front of Homepage: is > > probably because the developer reference asks the maintainer to make > > sure it matches the regexp /^ Homepage: [^ ]*$/, "which allows > > packages.debian.org to parse it correctly.": > [...] > > (From the New Maintainer's > Guide: "Line 12 is where the long description goes. This should be a > paragraph which gives more details about the package. Column 1 of each > line should be empty. There must be no blank lines, but you can put a > single . (dot) in a column to simulate that." ) Which infers that as > column one must always be empty > [...] > > The Developer's Reference (the only source of this two space prefix) is > recommending two spaces but specifying a reg exp that only matches a > one space prefix. My understanding is that the line have to match the given regex *after* the line itself have had its first character -- which should always be empty, as stated above -- stripped. -- KiyuKo <eof AT kiyuko DOT org> Resistance is futile, you will be garbage collected.
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