Re: Archive section in debian/control
Steve Langasek <email@example.com> writes:
> - 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.
If we're going to make the section for source packages optional, I would
prefer to just declare the field optional rather than letting the
maintainer set it to a bogus value like "unknown." I believe the archive
software currently requires a section for the source package, so this
would require other software changes.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>