[php-maint] Bug#439578: php5: Should use the most commonly accepted standard to reference the upstream's homepage in packages' descriptions

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Sat Aug 25 06:02:41 UTC 2007

Package: php5
Severity: minor

Packages generated by the php5 source package mention "Homepage" in their
description (in debian/control).

However, the most commonly accepted standard for mentioning such upstream
homepages is by prepending "Homepage:" by TWO spaces and not only one (thus
making the paragraph hard-formatted).

This is probably something that could be changed in the future if the
specification for debian/control is extended to allow a dedicated field for
this but, in the meantime, I suggest that you follow this "de facto"
standard in your package, which will make further change (or mass bug
reporting) easier.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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