[Reportbug-maint] Bug#493049: Bug#493049: reportbug: text width and dependencies status
unriccio at email.it
Thu Jul 31 11:50:39 UTC 2008
On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 08:40:30AM +0200, Sandro Tosi wrote:
> This is a conservative setup: there are still many MTA that wrap
> emails at 80th char, or MUA on terminals limited to 80 chars, so
> having that informations stored in 80 columns is helpful for the
> maintainer to have a "snapshot" of the installed package in his/her
> full screen.
> Moreover, those are info needed by the maintainer to know what
> packages are installed on your system, so cutting off some of the
> package name or description is usually safe, since the maint knows
> enught about the package to map the cutted name to the real package
But if (like in the openoffice example) the cutted package name is "lib"
the maintainer could have some problems guessing the name. One could say
"use the version/description", but if there are some packages with the
same version? (e.g. libgtk/libglib*)
> Anyhow, what would be your suggestion? take the whole dpkg -l <pkg>
> and use it for the report?
This could be a solution, or also you could remove the description column
(since a package maintainer "should" know what packages he depends on).
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