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Bug 15339 - Many kernel ebuilds have very generic description
Summary: Many kernel ebuilds have very generic description
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High minor (vote)
Assignee: (DEPRECATED)
: 15341 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-02-08 18:51 UTC by Brandon Hale (RETIRED)
Modified: 2003-04-15 18:39 UTC (History)
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Description Brandon Hale (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-08 18:51:49 UTC
Gentoo has a quickly growing set of kernel sources, but most of them simply copy
the description "Full sources for the Gentoo Linux kernel." Doing an emerge -s
xxx-sources, I would expect to see more description of the package's
contents/purpose.  I see this less now than in the past, but serveral packages,
(gentoo-sources, mjc-sources, crypto-sources, vanilla-sources, sparc-sources,
ppc-sources, and development-sources all have the same generic description
original written for gentoo-sources

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge -s sources
Actual Results:  
emerge -s printed the requested information, but the descriptions were very,
well... undescriptive (eg, what is the purpose of lolo/mjc sources? ck-sources
is better explained imo

Expected Results:  
More descriptive output
Comment 1 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-08 22:25:20 UTC
*** Bug 15341 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Jay Pfeifer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-04-15 18:39:36 UTC
well, we made some changes to a few descriptions. but, for more detailed info, read the 
changelog or release notes.