Re: Date and Upsteam-URL fields
Andreas Barth <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Adeodato Simó (email@example.com) [060610 03:11]:
>> * Margarita Manterola [Thu, 08 Jun 2006 23:35:54 -0300]:
>> > So, in any case, I'd encourage you to patch dpkg to handle a new
>> > "Homepage" field, and submit the patch. Once this is being used by a
>> > big number of packages, you might bring this up again.
>> > I'd really like to have the Homepage field in dpkg, although I doubt
>> > it would enter policy.
>> You can start without patching dpkg:
>> Package: foo
>> XB-Homepage: http://www.foo.org
>> That will make a Homepage field end in the binary control information,
>> and thus in the Packages file.
> Actually, I think the URL information should be part of the source
> package part inside of debian/control. At least for packages.d.o (and
> similar services), the information as part of debian/control is already
> enough, as there could be backend databases. For displaying of binary
> packages, this information may need to put into the binary packages
> themself (or even the Packages-file). This could however be seen as
> second step.
The common way to put the homepage into a package and into Packages is
to add it to the long description. e.g.:
Maintainer: Alexander Schmehl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.5-1), libncurses5 (>= 5.4-5)
Description: view and edit files in hexadecimal or in ASCII
hexedit shows a file both in ASCII and in hexadecimal.
The file can be a device as the file is not whole read.
You can modify the file and search through it.
You have also copy&paste and save to file functions.
Truncating or appending to the file.
Modifications are shown in bold.
Tag: interface::text-mode, role::sw:utility, uitoolkit::ncurses, use::editing, works-with::file
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