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Bug#754658: please display the package's description

On Fri, 2014-08-29 at 13:18 -0700, Andrew Starr-Bochicchio wrote:
> The attached patch adds the short description under the source package
> name. The current PTS only uses the short description if there is a
> binary package that has the same name as the source package. If not,
> it just displays "Source package" I have decided to fall back to the
> short description for the first binary package instead.

I think this fall back should not be used, except for packages that
build a single binary.  It results in nonsense like:

    Xen system with Linux 3.16 on 64-bit PCs (meta-package)

That description comes from the xen-linux-system-3.16-1-amd64 binary
package; I don't how that would be the 'first' binary package.  Using
the package currently listed first in the control file, we would get:

    Linux kernel source for version 3.16 with Debian patches

But this is still not a very sensible summary of the source package.


Ben Hutchings
Beware of programmers who carry screwdrivers. - Leonard Brandwein

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