Bug#615340: libqwt-dev: please use Homepage field to point to upstream homepage
[ This is an automated bug report, part of the mass bug filing discussed
at <http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2011/02/msg00367.html>. The
submitter is Stefano Zacchiroli, reachable at <email@example.com>. ]
According to lintian, libqwt-dev uses its long description
to point to upstream homepage, following an old Developer's Reference
recommendation. That practice has various drawbacks, including the
inability to automatically process homepage information from
package-related services such as packages.d.o, the PTS, etc. Starting
from version 1.14.6, dpkg supports Homepage: as a regular field in
debian/control. You can check Debian Policy Â§ 5.6.23 for more information
Please remove the deprecated pseudo header from the long description of
libqwt-dev and turn it into a regular debian/control field.
In case of multiple binary packages, doing so would also allow to factor
out homepage information into the source stanza of debian/control,
instead of repeating it in each binary stanza.