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Re: Section of -dev packages

Enrico Zini <enrico@enricozini.org> writes:

> On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 05:06:13PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> While we are at it why not remove sections alltogether?
>> We have the debtags system that by far superseeds the sections and
>> since the pool structure is used sections have been quite useless.
> There are some reasons I'm not trying to push for this:
>  1) some sections still are meaningful (base comes to my mind)

mrvn@frosties:~% grep-dctrl -F Priority required /var/lib/apt/lists/storage_debian-amd64_dists_stable_main_binary-amd64_Packages -s Section | sort | uniq -c
      1 Section: admin
     36 Section: base
      1 Section: devel
     12 Section: libs
      1 Section: oldlibs

Not so usefull with over 25% exceptions to the rule.

>  2) there is no direct debtags 1-1 mapping for sections, so we have no
>     clear upgrade path for applications that still use sections

Does anything use them apart from sorting them into sections for
display? It should not be so difficult to add the value of section to
each packages debtags in some form if that is considered usefull.


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