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Bug#209649: marked as done (The package description does not follow Debian policy)

Your message dated Mon, 08 Dec 2008 16:47:04 +0000
with message-id <E1L9jGC-0001Cp-C0@ries.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#209649: fixed in gtkglarea 1.2.3-4
has caused the Debian Bug report #209649,
regarding The package description does not follow Debian policy
to be marked as done.

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Package: gtkglarea5
Version: 1.2.3-2
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: gtkglarea
Source-Version: 1.2.3-4

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

  to pool/main/g/gtkglarea/gtkglarea5-dev_1.2.3-4_i386.deb
  to pool/main/g/gtkglarea/gtkglarea5_1.2.3-4_i386.deb
  to pool/main/g/gtkglarea/gtkglarea_1.2.3-4.diff.gz
  to pool/main/g/gtkglarea/gtkglarea_1.2.3-4.dsc

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 209649@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Morten Kjeldgaard <mok0@ubuntu.com> (supplier of updated gtkglarea 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: 1.8
Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2008 19:35:33 +0100
Source: gtkglarea
Binary: gtkglarea5-dev gtkglarea5
Architecture: source i386
Version: 1.2.3-4
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Morten Kjeldgaard <mok0@ubuntu.com>
Changed-By: Morten Kjeldgaard <mok0@ubuntu.com>
 gtkglarea5 - shared library for the GTK+ OpenGL area widget
 gtkglarea5-dev - OpenGL area widget for GTK+
Closes: 124159 171922 209649 267287 471986
 gtkglarea (1.2.3-4) unstable; urgency=low
   * Package adopted by new maintainer (Closes: #471986)
   * Reworded long description (clone -> implementation) (Closes: #171922)
   * Now using "make install" + debhelper files to install files into
     the packages. A positive side effect is fixing the presence of .o
     files in /usr/lib (Closes: #124159)
   * Example *.c files now included in -dev package (Closes: #267287)
   * Long & short descriptions expanded to comply with policy
     (Closes: #209649)
   * Man pages created from the original documentation
   * Added pkgconfig file gtkgl.pc
   * debian/gtkglarea.symbols file added
   * Fixes from Ubuntu adapted:
     + Quoting problem in gtkgl.m4 fixed
     + No need to include NEWS, it is empty
 2be308db85482cf04384cbf403531229dcb3463d 1103 gtkglarea_1.2.3-4.dsc
 70f50c46cfe366043306f1de1774730ddb3b92a6 10964 gtkglarea_1.2.3-4.diff.gz
 d24d4844680adae0307b201ab77aa23d7a373420 57976 gtkglarea5-dev_1.2.3-4_i386.deb
 1d1858adb808e5f76424ff71966201466fcc74a8 15792 gtkglarea5_1.2.3-4_i386.deb
 6a9c74cfa82f8744f6335af7919f81778ab0715fd2db14f26f2b0226a7e3a5ff 1103 gtkglarea_1.2.3-4.dsc
 2ff3652172976ba70687cb575463d977376b1504943eaeb9dfeb4831a0970559 10964 gtkglarea_1.2.3-4.diff.gz
 8807f4130343fbf4cd5beb16d26bc9ea8e18e4f3cc4e2744e8d3857cc1c44636 57976 gtkglarea5-dev_1.2.3-4_i386.deb
 b4972984920c84d2d20a736b855ab68c1cef96134951f98612a70788ead98d5e 15792 gtkglarea5_1.2.3-4_i386.deb
 526b4d3cfe7898392187b73710e76469 1103 devel optional gtkglarea_1.2.3-4.dsc
 d9d48e77b6adbf725fa7e454397cb224 10964 devel optional gtkglarea_1.2.3-4.diff.gz
 3f46fbcea90c10054f09b2e0ef8b287c 57976 devel optional gtkglarea5-dev_1.2.3-4_i386.deb
 215e14202d7222b8805313e24c82089c 15792 devel optional gtkglarea5_1.2.3-4_i386.deb

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