Sign your name in pkg-descr is useless or useful?

Michael Nottebrock michaelnottebrock at
Thu Mar 25 02:58:16 PST 2004

On Thursday 25 March 2004 06:00, Jeremy Messenger wrote:

> I think, it's useless because most of us don't do it. Also, we already
> have the Whom: and MAINTAINER in the Makefile. It seems to me that sign
> our name in it is making no sense for pkg-descr as in description file.

It is of some use while browsing the package descriptions in sysinstall - no 
way to look at MAINTAINER or port Makefiles there. But as you already quoted, 
it is recommended, not required.

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