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Re: Bug#448286: java-common: [POLICY-PROPOSAL] Almost all Java libraries should be in section libs.

Eric Lavarde writes:
> Hi,
> number of binary packages is relatively easy if it doesn't need to be 
> precise:
> $ aptitude -F '%20p %13s' search '~Djava' | wc -l
> 419
> (all packages depending on packages containing java in their name; a 
> quick browsing through it tells me that it's a rather meaningful list)

packages ending in -gcj should be counted as well, other packages like
bsh are not on your list. I think Michael did have a more complete

> Is there a command to get the source package name based on the binary 
> package name (aptitude doesn't seem to know about source packages)? Then 
> it's as easy... (I've got an idea of an ugly apt-cache hack, but perhaps 
> there is better)

use dctrl-tools to get the source package name from the binary package

> What do you mean with "a proposal for archive admins"? Are you referring 
> to some part of the Debian policy I should actually know about? (well, 
> I'm no DD, so I've got an excuse)

no, afaik the last two sections added (perl and python) by archive
admins themself for technical reasons, not for some policy.

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