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Re: debtags facet for sections (Re: Sections - especially section:kde and section:gnome)

On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 07:09:48PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> The maintainers are really bad at it?  lintian.d.o alas has a ton of
> evidence of this, even for the very easy cases.  Consider:
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/dev-package-should-be-section-libdevel.html
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/doc-package-should-be-section-doc.html
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/perl-package-should-be-section-perl.html
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/python-package-should-be-section-python.html

That's not really a fair comparison; libdevel, perl, and python, are relatively
new sections that the ftpmasters added unilaterally, and doc has been used
inconsistently by the ftpteam in the past.  There is also minimal motivation
(at least for me) to update the section in response to a package move
when it doesn't make a lick of difference other than an email and a warning
that can easily be ignored.

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