Re: Missing information on pages below http://packages.debian.org
On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 2:44 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
> Linux encourages the user to know what goes on "under the hood". Several
> times on firstname.lastname@example.org I've been pointed to pages under this
> hierarchy. The results have been uniformly unsatisfying.
The pages you are pointing at are simply a copy of the information
available in the packages themselves, so your issue is with the
descriptions provided by these packages. To have them fixed in a
future release, you will need to write new descriptions and file bugs
against the packages.
If you are interested in helping review all the Debian package
descriptions, please take a look at this project:
> I think this could be remedied in part by a link to a more verbose
> description of the package. A link to the developer's home page my be
> satisfactory as is done for http://packages.debian.org/stable/utils/logtool.
> I think more generally a link to the manpage at http://manpages.debian.net/
> should be a minimal standard. In the first example I found the developer's
> page to whet my interest but not answer all my questions. In the second it
> was going to the "see also" links of the manpage was the most valuable.
I've explained how to get more verbose descriptions above.
The lack of a homepage is similar to descriptions, please find the
correct Homepage and submit a wishlist bug asking for it to be added
to the package.
Linking to manual pages from the packages site is something we want to
do eventually but no-one has found the time and motivation to do it
Perl programming language, you might want to get involved and make