Subject: pkg/19761: better DESCR for devel/binutils included
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/09/2003 13:23:44
>Number:         19761
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       devel/binutils/DESCR is not descriptive (patch included)
>Confidential:   yes
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Jan 09 13:24:00 PST 2003
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6
System: NetBSD 1.6 NetBSD 1.6 (JCR-20020927) #3: Sat Sep 28 13:40:20 PDT 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
Patch for devel/binutils/DESCR:

--- DESCR	2002/04/30 12:33:29
+++ DESCR	2003/01/09 21:14:34
@@ -1,3 +1,12 @@
-This package contains various GNU compilers, assemblers, linkers,
-debuggers, etc., plus their support routines, definitions, and
+The GNU binutils package contains essential tools to assemble, link and
+manipulate binary and object files. They are often used with a compiler
+and additional libraries for building software.
+It includes the GNU linker, the portable GNU assembler, ar for modifying
+archives (such as libraries), nm for listing symbols from object files,
+objdump for displaying object file information, ranlib for generating
+archive indexes, size for listing sections sizers of object files,
+strings for outputing the printable characters in files, strip for
+stripping out symbols (like debugging information) from object files,
+and other tools.