[pkg-php-pear] RFS: php-mail-mime/1.8.8-1

Prach Pongpanich prachpub at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 03:47:19 UTC 2013

On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 5:10 AM, Vincent Bernat <bernat at debian.org> wrote:
>  ❦ 14 août 2013 16:11 CEST, Prach Pongpanich <prachpub at gmail.com> :
>>> I think you should add an override for this (with a comment to the
>>> bug). I would have done myself and uploaded it but then I noticed the
>>> short description: "Mail_Mime provides classes to create MIME messages".
>>> I understand this is less work to automatically extract description from
>>> the upstream package but this also means suboptimal description. In this
>>> case, the description starts with the name of the package. Also, the
>>> long description seems to miss a paragraph break. I think if upstream
>>> description is not of the required quality, the macros should not be
>>> used. I don't know if this has already been discussed on the list. Maybe
>>> people on debian-l10n-english at ldo could also have some insights on this.
>> Hi Vincent,
>> Sorry for the late reply. I agree with you for this, I will revert to
>> the previous description (short and long) and add an override for the
>> shortpear-package-not-using-substvar [1].
>> [1]
>> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/pear-package-not-using-substvar.html
> I have discussed this with Thomas and it seems to agree that the
> description should be used only if it is nice. I didn't know about the
> lintian check. I will discuss this with him again and maybe propose a
> patch to change the wording in lintian.

I guess that you discussed with Thomas at the Debconf (I see you in a video). :)
Maybe you discuss with Mathieu Parent about the lintian check[1].

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=708551


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