Hi, On 29/07/2014 22:06, Stephan Aßmus wrote: > This is beyond lazy and IMHO unacceptable. Cleaning up the repository to > fix useless package descriptions will be no fun, most likely it will > never get done. These have to be sensible from the moment a package is > first made available. > > When I search for stuff and stumble across one of these packages, I want > to know exactly what it is and what it is good for, and I assume I am > not the only one. To get an idea of what the description of > libpthread-stubs should have been, see > > http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/6.3/general/libpthread-stubs.html > > Please update the packages with proper information about them. I don't > want to google the package name when the description should have been > right there in the package. For all the things I added recently always I looked up the gentoo ebuild for the summary and added a proper description from the website as well. Those I added long ago when trying to get libXpm building and I suppose I ended up angry at the shitload of useless dependencies just for libXpm. libpthread-stubs is probably the funniest since it ends up building nothing because we provide everything, so the package just contains a .pc file :^) François.