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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