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Re: Bug#12672: dpkg-dev in wrong place.

Dale Scheetz wrote:
> On 11 Sep 1997, Guy Maor wrote:
> > Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:
> >
> > > Dpkg-dev_1.4.0.19 is in the utils section of hamm. It should be
> found in
> > > the devel section.
> >
> > No, devel is for program development.
> dpkg-dev is THE fundamental program development tool!
I would have guessed gcc. :)  But its a good 3rd place candidate after a

> >
> > The sections are very coarse.  There are lots of packages which
> could
> > go in multiple places.  I try to be consistent though.
> >
> Until recently this package was in devel. This is the "natural" place
> to
> look for packages that have -dev in their package name. Declaring this
> one
> to be "unique" and putting it into utils simply makes it harder to
> find.
Agreed.  Packaging, deployment, installation, upgrade & removal of
packages is something that tends to be more development oriented tasks
than utilitarian.  Wittness the title of this mailing list.  Should we
split most of the traffic to debian-util?

Just a thought -- Greg.

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