On Mon, Dec 05, 2011 at 08:21:50AM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote: > Quoting Goswin von Brederlow (email@example.com): > > Joerg Jaspert <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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, libdb4.8. -- Julian Andres Klode - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.
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