[Pkg-firebird-general] Bug#256456: firebird: Debconf abuse

Christian Perrier Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org>, 256456@bugs.debian.org
Sun, 27 Jun 2004 09:21:11 +0200

Package: firebird
Severity: normal

The two current debconf notes, besides being far too aggressively written (no
need for yelling and artificially enhance debconf long descriptions),
improperly using the first person and making direct reference to the
maintainer's address, may be seen as debconf abuse, in my opinion.

Such notes pertain to NEWS.Debian, which is exactly meant for such use.

This has been found during the french translation work, which you will
receive soon, anyway (on this topic also...please take care of translators
and consider warning them whenever you change debconf templates).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.6-2-686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (ignored: LC_ALL set to fr_FR.UTF-8)