Problem with the field "Description" of a package

Ming Hua minghua-list at
Wed Oct 11 05:47:46 BST 2006

On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 06:08:07PM +0200, Loïc Martin wrote:
> I've managed to go through all the steps to create a signed ubuntu package,
> but one : the field description of the resulting binary package doesn't
> reflect the description in the file /debian/control.
> My control file looks the same as the one in the previous package already in
> Dapper, and also has a space at the beginning of each paragraph. What
> prevents it to be used for the description in the binary package?
> (Note : I'm using debhelper).

It would be much easier to diagnose if you attach your debian/control
file.  Without looking at the real package my wild guess would be
perhaps you have some non-UTF8 characters in it.


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