Re: ftp.debian.org files that could/should be moved
'Vincent Renardias wrote:'
>On Fri, 7 Mar 1997, Chris Fearnley wrote:
>> I finally had a look at part of the ftp archive and found several
>> packages that I think should be moved.
>> devel/gmp_1.3.2-8.deb -> math?
> No, it's only a development library
Then it belongs in libs not devel. But since it's math related ...
pari is a library too and it's in math. Since you don't need it
except for math development, I think it's more informative to put it
>> devel/postgres95-doc_1.09-1.deb -> doc?
>> devel/gpc-doc_2.0-3.deb -> doc?
>> devel/icon-doc_9.1-1.deb -> doc?
>> devel/ilu-doc_220.127.116.11-2.deb -> doc?
>> devel/v-doc_1.16-2.deb -> doc?
>> devel/lapack-doc_2.0.1-1.deb -> doc?
> Maybe it's better to keep packages documentation in
>the same section than the concerned package?
glibcdoc is in doc and emacs-lisp-intro is in doc. You may be right
here. But then the two aforementioned packages should be moved to
devel and editors respectively. I would argue that we should be
>> admin/wg15-locale_2-5.deb -> utils?
> I'd rather put it into devel...
>> devel/localebin_5.4.23-2.deb -> utils?
> It's of interest only to developers, so why
> not keeping it into devel?
Since I've never used them, I'll defer to your knowledge.
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