Re: identical extended descriptions
>>"Drake" == Drake Diedrich <Drake.Diedrich@anu.edu.au> writes:
Drake> On Sun, Mar 12, 2000 at 03:57:07PM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
Drake> *This* proposal is to file 200+ bug reports because the
Drake> package descriptions don't duplicate information implicit in
Drake> package names, package sections, and version numbers. Before
If I were Joey Hess, I would find that insulting. The very
reason the bugs are being filed is that he believes the information
is not implicit. I tend to agree.
Drake> those 200 bug reports are filed I think policy section 2.3.3
Drake> should be modified to state that implicit information must be
Drake> duplicated in the description.
Heh. Send in the proposal, then. See how far it flies.
Drake> I think that duplication would be misplaced, since it's common
Drake> to all section lib/ and -dev packages, and should instead be a
Drake> wishlist/patch against dselect/*apt if it bugs Joey so much.
And against less as well? People often do less
/var/lib/dpkg/available to scrounge for known packages.
Drake> Pull your horns in Manoj.
Pull in my horns? You have gall, thinking that you can get me
to stop criticizing an objection I consider being on very weak
technical grounds. If you don't want criticism, make a stronger
Drake> Joey followed standard practice before filing massive
Drake> automated bug reports.
Who the heck said automated reports?
Drake> You've raised some objections.
When did I object to Joey's suggestion to file reports?
Drake> I've raised more objections. From my perspective they're
Drake> essentially the same objection (information necessary to
Drake> decide whether to install a package is present in other
Drake> control fields).
In your opinion, libs == do not select. Unfortunately, that is
not a reasonable assumption to make, and most users won't make that
Come up with a stronger argument.
If I felt any more SOPHISTICATED I would DIE of EMBARRASSMENT!
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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