Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 207862
Use of the full stop within the package description.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
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Description of problem:
While installing the packages Fedora Core 6 Test 3 prints the package description below the progress bar. The use of the full stop within the package description is sparse. For example:
The description for the package “Redhat Artwork” uses no full stop to end the description. However; the description for Foomatic uses a full stop to end the description i.e.
Redhat Artwork: Art work for Redhat look and feel
Foomatic: Foomatic printer database.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Accept the defaults during an install for FC6 Test3.
2. While installing inspect the package descriptions.
There is no standard application of the full stop punctuation mark. Some package complete their description with a full stop, other don't.
a) Apply a standard for the use of the full stop punctuation mark.
b) If the full stop is missed the installer could append a full stop character to end of package description.
We use what's in the package header -- trying to second guess things here is the
road to madness
Thank you for the feedback, your point is taken and valid. It a shame we can't
apply a standard for the use of punctuation. Any sticklers for the application
of English punctuation and grammar will immediately spot this. I guess the
flaws lie within the packages rather than the installer.