Subject: Re: DESCR per operating system
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/13/2003 04:35:05
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On Thu, Jun 12, 2003 at 07:31:30PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> I'd like to submit some patches so DESCR can be also be operating
> system dependent.
> For example, DESCR would contain DESCRiption and notes applicable to
> all.  And DESCR.${OPSYS} would be appended to .DESCR (for the package
> built and for +DESC) before the "Homepage:" is appended.
> (Why? Have a look at various DESCR and see that they have comments or
> suggestions specific to one operating system.)

i don't think that DESCR should include _any_ comments or suggestions.
it should contain only longer-than-COMMENT description of the package.

> Should I use DESCR.common? I don't think so. I don't think that it is
> needed, and it may make extra steps for changes later on.
> I will base this a little like the MESSAGE ideas.
> Any comments or suggestions?


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