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Re: Priority of our packages

On Sat, Dec 05, 2009 at 03:20:35PM +0100, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> Hi,
> most of our packages have priority optional. Here is what the policy
> says about priorities:
> optional
>         (In a sense everything that isn't required is optional, but
>         that's not what is meant here.) This is all the software that
>         you might reasonably want to install if you didn't know what it
>         was and don't have specialized requirements. This is a much
>         larger system and includes the X Window System, a full TeX
>         distribution, and many applications. Note that optional packages
>         should not conflict with each other.
> extra
>         This contains all packages that conflict with others with
>         required, important, standard or optional priorities, or are
>         only likely to be useful if you already know what they are or
>         have specialized requirements (such as packages containing only
>         detached debugging symbols).
> Judging from this, we should rather have extra. Nobody wants to install
> Haskell library if he does not know what they are...
> I suggest we change the sections of our packages whenever we do a
> sourceful upload. Any objections?
> This will also avoid debcheck warnings about optional packages depending
> on the extra libffi.

I agree.

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