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Re: [devel-ref] author/homepage in description

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 12:12:08PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Adam DiCarlo wrote:
> > Well, before I venture on this, is there a way we can store certain
> > data in control.tar.gz or something but without bloating the Packages
> > file?
> No.

Well, strictly, there obviously is: postinsts don't end up in Packages.gz
after all. It doesn't make any sense for this though.

> It is relevant to the discusison though.. do we want to bloat the
> Packages file with usptream author & homepage information as well?

The Packages file is mainly meant to be all the information you
should need to work out whether you want to install a package or not:
description, what other packages you need, a file name to download,
etc. A "More-Info-URL:" field might make sense here in that it'd let
you find out more about the package, see screeenshots and so forth.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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