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Re: New sections and frontend behaviour [Was: Re: New sections]

Quoting Goswin von Brederlow (goswin-v-b@web.de):
> Joerg Jaspert <joerg@ganneff.de> writes:
> > metapackages, which is for metapackages so that apt can do special
> >               handling on them.
> On IRC Joerg mentioned that transitional packages could/should also go
> to the metapackages section.

oldlibs was often used for transitional packages (the fonts team for
instance uses it when transitioning from ttf-foo to fonts-foo). After
all, it is about the same use : things that can be removed "safely". I
agree that if transition packages are meant to land in something else
than oldlibs, then "metapackages" is not, at first glance, the most
appropriate place.

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