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Re: Archive section in debian/control (was Re: Lintian based autorejects)

On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 10:12:11PM -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> > (N.B.: this check would fail even in the case of a package with a
> > pre-existing section override in the archive.  What's the sense of
> > that? 
> > Let the maintainer get the nag mail after the fact telling them to
> > reconcile
> > the section, instead.) 

> What's the point of having the maintainer specify it in the first place?

 - it provides a hint to the ftp team about the section it might belong in
 - it gives us a way to see when the ftp team and the maintainer disagree
   about the correct section (reminder mails to the maintainer on override
 - it gives users useful information when inspecting the .deb manually
 - it gives sensible default values for the Packages file when importing
   into some package archive other than the official Debian archive

All are valuable; but none are reasons to reject packages, IMHO.

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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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