Re: Bug#187245: galeon-snapshot: idiotic section change
The shortcomings of package Sections have been discussed
at great length several times before. Check the archives.
Packages in the archive were once stored in different section
subdirectories of binary-i386 et al, but as of woody that is
no longer the case. Sections are obsolete. They continue to
provide some help to the person looking for a software package
that meets a particular need ... but not much. Instead, Debian
needs a multidimensional classification system like Freshmeat's.
In the meantime, I don't think it's worth worrying too much
about what Sections packages fall into. Arguing over whether
"x11" should be for X packages or for software that *uses*
X is especially wasteful of your valuable time. No agreement
will ever be reached.
Thomas Hood <email@example.com>