Debian Bug report logs - #647658
Description-less packages file

Package: release.debian.org; Maintainer for release.debian.org is Debian Release Team <debian-release@lists.debian.org>;

Reported by: "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk>

Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2011 20:54:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Debian Release Team <debian-release@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#647658; Package release.debian.org. (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 20:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Debian Release Team <debian-release@lists.debian.org>. (Fri, 04 Nov 2011 20:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Description-less packages file
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2011 20:50:22 +0000
Package: release.debian.org
User: release.debian.org@packages.debian.org
Usertags: britney

On Thu, 2011-11-03 at 22:39 +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> I just merged a patch from Ansgar to generate the Packages files without
> the English description embedded inside them. Instead they are now
> written into a new file, the "English Translation" file in
> "main/i18n/Translation-en.bz2". They thus appear alongside all other
> translated descriptions as "just another language". apt & co will (or
> should) just download those Translation files to show the description,
> as they do already for all other languages.

From a grep through britney and release-tools, the only obvious use of
Description I can see is in b2's lib/dpkg.c::read_paragraph().  We
should check whether that code is actually still relevant and fix it up
to use a better test if so.

Adam





Reply sent to "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk>:
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Message #10 received at 647658-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk>
To: 647658-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#647658: Description-less packages file
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:07:07 +0000
On Fri, 2011-11-04 at 20:50 +0000, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-11-03 at 22:39 +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> > I just merged a patch from Ansgar to generate the Packages files without
> > the English description embedded inside them.
[...]
> >From a grep through britney and release-tools, the only obvious use of
> Description I can see is in b2's lib/dpkg.c::read_paragraph().  We
> should check whether that code is actually still relevant and fix it up
> to use a better test if so.

After one of Niels's tidying sprees, read_paragraph() no longer exists
and none of the remainder of the britney code uses the description
field, so this should be fine.

Regards,

Adam





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