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Re: [RFC] DEP-6: Meta-Package debian/control field

Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> writes:
> "Joe Smith" <unknown_kev_cat@hotmail.com> writes:

>> Counter proposal:
>> New meta-package Boolean field.

> Why a new field in the Packages file?

> This seems like an ideal use for debtags. No?

It doesn't to me.  The whole point of debtags is that it's crowd-edited,
but whether a package is a metapackage should be under the direct control
of the package maintainer.  Also, debtags can change independently of the
package, but the metapackage status will not change without a package

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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