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Re: identical extended descriptions

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:

> Unless someone disagrees, I'll file 200 or so bug reports a few days from
> now.

I'd rather see 'em judged on a case-by-case basis than have 200
mechanically generated reports sent out blind.  Many are like the
kernel -- the difference is the version number, and that really should
be enough info to go by.  (Random example, tk8.0 vs tk8.2.)

Although I do suspect that a careful inspection of package
descriptions would result in well more than 200 cases where a bug
report would be appropriate...the problem is by no means just limited
to dups.  Terse and uninformative descriptions are all-too-common.
But finding them all is not something a script can really do.
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