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1 # go fix your ancient Homepage pseudo-fields, you lazy maintainer!
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3 ... or I'll kill a kitten for each homepage URL I found in long package
4 descriptions.
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6 Homepage pseudo-fields are gone since long, the proper way to document upstream
7 homepage is now to use a [real `Homepage`
8 field](http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-controlfields.html#s-f-Homepage)
9 in the source stanza of `debian/control`.
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11 Still, as a [page of mine](http://upsilon.cc/~zack/stuff/homepage-field/) has
12 been documenting, we still have more than [1100
13 packages](http://upsilon.cc/~zack/stuff/homepage-field/pkg_w_old_homepage_pseudo_field.txt)
14 ([dd-list](http://upsilon.cc/~zack/stuff/homepage-field/pkg_w_old_homepage_pseudo_field.dd-list.txt))
15 which are using the old pseudo-field which clutters the long description, is
16 often badly rendered, and stays in the way of who works on long descriptions
17 (e.g. translators).
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19 The transition from the old pseudo-field to the new field is being [monitored on
20 our wiki](http://wiki.debian.org/DpkgHomepageFieldTransition).
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22 Please, pretty please, *take some time to convert
23 [your](http://upsilon.cc/~zack/stuff/homepage-field/pkg_w_old_homepage_pseudo_field.dd-list.txt)
24 old pseudo-fields*: it's quick, easy, and helpful.
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