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Re: Upcoming Section changes in the archive

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 10:03:55PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:

> There are tools that understand the special meaning of the 'oldlibs' section
> and treat it specially; at least deborphan comes to mind, there may be
> others.  I don't see the necessity for such a section rename, but if it
> happens I think it needs to be announced in advance and coordinated.

Indeed.  It shouldn't be anything harder than adding 'deprecated'
(non-library, deprecated software) to complement oldlibs, ask tools to
treat them equally, and when we're satisfied that they do, just get rid
of oldlibs.



GPG key: 1024D/797EBFAB 2000-12-05 Enrico Zini <enrico@debian.org>

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