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Re: setup.hint / ldesc

On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, Sam Steingold wrote:

> > * In message <>
> > * On the subject of "Re: setup.hint / ldesc"
> > * Sent on Fri, 5 Sep 2003 15:02:43 -0400
> > * Honorable Christopher Faylor writes:
> >
> > On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 12:45:40PM -0400, Sam Steingold wrote:
> > >RPM *.spec lets me include the summary from an external file:
> > >
> > >%description
> > >%(cat SUMMARY)
> > >
> > >can I do something similar with setup.hint/ldesc?
> >
> > No.
> >
> > The description of the setup.ini/setup.hint "language" at
> > is accurate.
> any plans to add something like that?
> E.g., is a field starts with $, pass it to the shell...
> ldesc is not used at this time, so, I guess, I will just leave it blank :-)


ldesc is not currently used, but will be used at some point by setup, with
no prior notice (or not much, anyway).  If you're willing to deprive your
users of seeing the long package description, that's your choice, but I'd
suggest setting the ldesc field (at least make it the same as sdesc).

AFAIK, there are no plans to use this syntax, mainly because setup.hint
files should be independent of any other files.  The suggestion in my
other message might make more sense for you.

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