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Bug#212814: please clarify 3.4: description of a package

On Fri, Sep 26, 2003 at 10:50:41AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> I believe package management utilities are allowed to omit the short
> description in favor of the long one for interface considerations.

Why, though?  What good does it do?  The long description is already
long (hence the name), so using one more line to add the short
description won't hurt anything.  And writing good descriptions
is a lot easier if you can assume the long description will be
read in the context provided by the package name and the short

Richard Braakman

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