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Re: Changing section from math to science?

Charles Plessy wrote:
> Le Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 08:32:50PM -0300, Nicolas Alvarez a écrit :
>> Thibaut Paumard wrote:
>> > All of this is currently in the "math" section and has been there for
>> > about 10 years. I wonder whether all of this should move to the
>> > "science" or "interpreters" section. It is better if all these
>> > packages stay together, whatever the section.
>> > 
>> > I also wonder how to proceed: is the best way to simply send an e-mail
>> > to FTP masters?
>> I believe the section is part of the package, so you'd have to release a
>> new version of the packages with modified control headers
> Dear Nicolas,
> the Section and Priority fields of Debian source packages are not
> authoritative. Their values for the binary packages are overriden when
> they are added to the Debian archive. If there is a mismatch, one gets an
> automated e-mail with instructions on how to submit a bug to
> ftp.debian.org in order to ask our archive administrators to amend the
> central information. But this change can actually be done without
> uploading.
> You can find a little bit more information in the Debian wiki:
> http://wiki.debian.org/FtpMaster/Override

Thanks, that's quite interesting.

(Hmm I have a feeling I'm learning more from making incorrect statements and 
getting corrected, than from asking questions. Maybe that's one of the 
meanings of "learn from your mistakes"?)


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