Bug#87725: suggesting new links to access package web pages.
Brian Russo wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 10:53:43AM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> > Instead of (or in addition to):
> > http://packages.debian.org/stable/SECTION/PKGNAME.html
> > http://packages.debian.org/testing/SECTION/PKGNAME.html
> > http://packages.debian.org/unstable/SECTION/PKGNAME.html
> > Have:
> > http://packages.debian.org/stable/PKGNAME.html
> > http://packages.debian.org/testing/PKGNAME.html
> > http://packages.debian.org/unstable/PKGNAME.html
> > This way, one doesn't need to know the section of a packge to
> > look it up.
> Why can't you just packages.debian.org/package and figure it out?
- The packages.debian.org/package URL does a search and is not a
- That takes longer,
- it's pretty much broken (exact matches usually score last),
- you can't really use that as a URL to a package in, for
example, a debian-user reply (so you'd have to looyup the
section name before writing your reply).
- The fact that you said `do this extra step and figure it out'
implies it's not optimal.
- I want to add links in an emacs menu for debian-changelog-mode
to invoke the web page for a package. debian-changelog-mode
has no way of knowing what section the package is in.