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Re: identical extended descriptions

>>"Joey" == Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

 Joey> Manoj Srivastava wrote:
 >> Arguably, the description of these packages should *not* be
 >> different, seeing how close they are in packaging. 

 Joey> Right, I don't have a problem with that. People tend to know
 Joey> what kernel versions mean. (Though it would be easy enough to
 Joey> stick the kernel version number into the descriptions too.)

        Yes, it is a 5 word change in the Control file. Do you feel it
 is worth it? I don't thik it makes a meaningful distinction (It'll
 fool the md5sum check, though ;-).

 Joey> Maybe we don't need an amendment at all, since many of these
 Joey> packages could be said to be volating policy by not having a
 Joey> description that "tells the user what they need to know to
 Joey> decide whether to install the package".

        Sounds a fair statement to me. 

 Matrimony is the root of all evil.
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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