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Re: Upcoming Section changes in the archive

Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 09:07:35PM +0100, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> According to my knowledge of dak, the sections are global. Which means
> that we don't have to worry about a possible kernel update for
> lenny+1/2. Am I correct with that?

The sections are defined in the override files [1], which are per 
codename. Special case is current testing (i.e. squueze), for which the 
overrides are always kept the same as sid.

I assume the proposed changes would only affect sid + squeeze, not sarge 
and lenny.

So you probably do have to worry about lennynhalf as that will introduce 
new packages which should go in the current sections. So either they will 
need to have the correct "old" sections in the control file, or the FTP 
masters will have to correct them in the overrides file for lenny during 
NEW processing.

For existing packages that are uploaded to stable (p-u) with a wrong 
section by accident there is no problem as the existing overrides for 
lenny would correct that automatically.


/me hopes he's got all that right :-)

[1] See: merkel:/org/ftp.debian.org/scripts/override

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