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Bug#726492: debian-edu: Task files are specifying a lot of not existing / renamed packages


On Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2013, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Debian Edu tasks files are in a *very* weak state. 

why do you call it weak? Because we are less likely to notice new failures?

> You should fix all
> the packages mentioned in your tasks file because in the worst case you
> will lack those packages who are renamed or have better alternatives in
> your resulting metapackages.

I seem to recall there was a practice of just adding "random prospective" 
package(names), hoping they would be packaged some day. (I was never happy 
with this approach.)

If this approach is not used anymore (or my memory is wrong in the first 
place), I'm all for clean up!


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