Re: Release management and package announcements
Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> > Somehow the FTP site maintainer's programs also need to know which
> > section (subdirectory) the files should go in. I suggest that this
> > information be provided by the `overrides' file on the FTP site, which
> > is already used by the npdpkg program which generates the Packages
> > files.
> > Agreed. I don't think the location should be decided by individual
> > package maintainers, though they will be free to suggest a location.
> The Section field from the control file can be used for this.
I agree also that this should be decided centrally, but disagree about
using the SECTION field for a maintainer's recommendations. If we
do that, "dpkg --info" and "dpkg --status" will give misleading
information to users.
If the SECTION field is not going to reliably contain the section name
where the package is placed, it should be eliminated.