Re: Malformed package entries
Brian C. White writes ("Malformed package entries"):
> I was under the impression that the "section:" field was
> mandatory in the "Packages" files (though not necessarily
> in the control file).
The `section' field in the Packages files (and the `priority' field
too) are generated from the overrides files in ~iwj/masterfiles/ on
master. The distribution maintainer needs to edit these files to have
entries for all the packages you list below.
The daily cron job on master is producing a lot of output about these;
I hope that the disribution maintainer, if there is one, is reading
this mail !
> The following packages do not have
> such an entry, though at least "weblint" has one specified
> in the control file. Unfortunately, weblint lists its section
> as "non-free" when it is located in the unstable/.../text
> directory. Perhaps I should send a bug report about that...
Yes, this is a bug. If it ought to be in non-free then it's a bug in
the overrides file and the archive; if it ought to be in text then
it's a bug in weblint.