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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] More info than DESCRIPTION
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 23:26:30
1 sometimes its nice to see what a package does ... and i mean more than a
2 1-liner ... for example the way rpm stores a large description in itself ...
4 i like having the 1-liner short description, dont get me wrong ... i dont want
5 to see that change ... but what if we were to add support for a large
6 description/explanation for ppl who are not familiar with it ...
8 could be handled in a couple of ways:
9 1. a package you would emerge that would have a large database of descriptions
10 ... not very good idea due to updating 1 package means a whole new d/l ...
11 2. a package that would query a remote gentoo server via http or something
12 3. another file for all packages to be added to cvs ... say 'Info' or 'About'
13 or something similar ... i would rather not see it go into the ebuild ;)
15 <[Eazy|E]> is there a way to get an info about the package, the info like the
16 gives out ?
17 <[Eazy|E]> I liked the way rpm's had info stored about the package, so one who
18 does not know the package can get an overview of the package with the text
19 w/o checking the homepage etc
20 <[Eazy|E]> since qpkg can query the packages, it could be used also for giving
21 more info about the package, like -i, maybe just another flag that will spit
22 out more text etc.
24 thoughts/etc... ?
25 -mike
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] More info than DESCRIPTION Thomas de Grenier de Latour <degrenier@×××××××××××.fr>
Re: [gentoo-dev] More info than DESCRIPTION Alastair Tse <liquidx@g.o>