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Re: Ok to change description in owners.list



On 8/15/06, Hans de Goede <j w r degoede hhs nl> wrote:
Hi all,

2 questions:

1) Must the description in owners.list exactly match the rpm summary?
2) May the descriotion be changed after the initial adding of a package
    to owners.list?

I'm asking because I would like to change the description of a few
libraries I maintain to include the word library (but only in
onwers.list, not in the rpms) to stop Chris's comps nag mails from
nagging me :)

1) No.  If it changes, just what is going to break?  Nothing.
Therefore it can be different.  I think the descriptions are only used
in the bugzilla page (AFAIK).
2) Yes.  If it changes, just what is going to break?  Nothing... etc blah blah

Anyway, this e-mail it seems is more to do with Chris' comps email
nags than owner list changes.  Parsing the owners list for the word
library seems like an *extremely* unreliable way to filter out
libraries.  Perhaps he should look at an rpms group tag, or if there
is a devel subpackage for the rpm instead.

Anyway, I wouldn't bother changing owner descriptions just to
work-around Chris' email nag software.  Instead Chris needs to come up
with a better filtering algorithm.


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