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Bug#209570: marked as done (The package description does not follow Debian policy)

Your message dated Thu, 17 May 2007 16:44:03 +0000
with message-id <E1Hoj59-0001Ls-Px@ries.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#209570: fixed in libhdf4 4.1r4-20
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: libhdf4g-doc
Version: 4.1r4-17
Severity: important
Justification: section 2.3.3

Your package does not comply with the policy as it does not provide
a proper extended descrition. Policy section 2.3.3 states:

     The description should be written so that it gives the system
     administrator enough information to decide whether to install the

Take in account that package descriptions are very important to administrators
to determine wether a package is (or isn't) useful for them and are
used by package frontends in order to implement keyword-based searchs
(samples include command line tools such as 'apt-cache search X'
or 'grep-dctrl -F Description X' or even fancier interfaces such as

If you need help to provide a proper description for your package you
are advised to digest the README/manpages/HTML files provided by the package
or, as a last resort, request help at the debian-devel mailing list.

If this package is being generated from a single source package and 
you already provide a full description in your control file for the
main package, you might want to use it automatically in sub-packages. If this
is the case consider using ${description}, and debian/substvars. 

This report has been automatically generated and the main reason is that
the package has an extended description which is only one line long.


Javier Fernandez-Sanguino

PS: For more information please read the Debian Policy or the thread
at debian-devel started by 
Message-ID: <20030620155309.GA7065@dat.etsit.upm.es>
which is available at

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Source: libhdf4
Source-Version: 4.1r4-20

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
libhdf4, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/libh/libhdf4/hdf4-tools_4.1r4-20_i386.deb
  to pool/main/libh/libhdf4/libhdf4_4.1r4-20.diff.gz
  to pool/main/libh/libhdf4/libhdf4_4.1r4-20.dsc
  to pool/main/libh/libhdf4/libhdf4g-dev_4.1r4-20_i386.deb
  to pool/main/libh/libhdf4/libhdf4g-doc_4.1r4-20_all.deb
  to pool/main/libh/libhdf4/libhdf4g_4.1r4-20_i386.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 209570@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Francesco Paolo Lovergine <frankie@debian.org> (supplier of updated libhdf4 package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
administrators by mailing ftpmaster@debian.org)

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Format: 1.7
Date: Mon, 14 May 2007 14:12:37 +0200
Source: libhdf4
Binary: hdf4-tools libhdf4g libhdf4g-dev libhdf4g-doc
Architecture: source all i386
Version: 4.1r4-20
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian GIS Project <pkg-grass-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Changed-By: Francesco Paolo Lovergine <frankie@debian.org>
 hdf4-tools - The Hierarchical Data Format library -- runtime package
 libhdf4g   - The Hierarchical Data Format library -- library package
 libhdf4g-dev - The Hierarchical Data Format library -- development package
 libhdf4g-doc - The Hierarchical Data Format library -- documentation
Closes: 209570 387775
 libhdf4 (4.1r4-20) unstable; urgency=low
   * New maintainership team. Added myself as uploader.
     (closes: #387775)
   * Updated descriptions as long due.
     (closes: #209570)
   * Now libhdf4g-run renamed in a more conventional (and coherent with HDF5 package) hdf4-tools.
     Usual conflicts/provides/replaces provided.
   * Policy bumped to 3.7.2 (no changes)
 7d9dfe57f3d230e424882882c1720957 749 graphics optional libhdf4_4.1r4-20.dsc
 5957a32249173d803a835835ddf53094 1262610 graphics optional libhdf4_4.1r4-20.diff.gz
 9f3cd09c24f8afc839ddd2791dbe467b 1205506 doc optional libhdf4g-doc_4.1r4-20_all.deb
 cebdedf948f5de668b71070493236dd4 277464 libs optional libhdf4g_4.1r4-20_i386.deb
 60754e9165cbef8186d4180ff8bc1cee 425468 devel optional libhdf4g-dev_4.1r4-20_i386.deb
 1d0f90904a9b4f4f219b7049965bdcf1 172688 graphics optional hdf4-tools_4.1r4-20_i386.deb

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