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

On Mon, Dec 05, 2011 at 08:21:50AM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> 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.

Yes, but it might also be used for some other packages; for example,

Julian Andres Klode  - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.

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