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Re: Package priorities: optional vs extra

On Mon, Jul 04, 2005 at 04:06:22PM -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Lionel Elie Mamane]
> > I recently found some packages in at an IMHO totally wrong priority
> > in Debian.
> Yeah.  I've been grumbling about optional vs. extra for years.  Nobody
> wants to consider his own packages 'extra' because every maintainer
> feels his own packages are Really Useful.  This is a side effect of
> common human hubris, and it's probably pointless to fight it.

How about a policy change where for all packages that have been in
unstable for a year or more, the results of popcon will dictate
whether the package is considered "extra" or "optional"?

						- Ted

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