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Bug#493778: Insanely long package description for texlive-latex-extra

On Wed, Apr 06, 2011 at 10:24:00PM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> I agree with Holger Wansing, who reported this bug about 3 years
> ago. This package has a way too long description.
> Moreover, the nature of the list makes it constantly changing...or
> never up-to-date...which gives the same result : it is impossible to
> translate in the DDTP.

I have to at least partly disagree here. Having the actual CTAN package
names in the description of a collection package makes searching for
them possible in a sane way:

apt-cache search $whatever-i-am-missing

Of course, there is apt-file but this is a way worse interface
considering how files are often named.

I do agree about the very long description, though. A better solution
would be nice.


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