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Bug#75955: Section 4.2.14 has obsolete information

On Tue, Oct 31, 2000 at 04:04:32PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 31, 2000 at 11:59:02AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> > Package: packaging-manual
> > Version:
> > Severity: normal
> > 
> > Packaging Manual 4.2.14 treats stable, unstable, contrib and non-free
> > as "Distributions", which is no longer true for contrib and non-free.
> > 
> > sources.list(5) calls main, contrib and non-free "components", so I'd
> > like to see that word in the packaging manual as well.
> Note that this bug has been fixed in the new policy packaging manual, which
> should be uploaded soon, I hope.
> The extra text has been placed in a footnote, and contrib and non-free are
> listed separately, as sections. I'd prefer calling them `add-ons', though,
> because `sections' implies being a part of something, and those two are not
> a part of the distribution, just part of the FTP site.

Unfortunately, as I posted yesterday, the policy packaging manual
still has it wrong: they should not be mentioned in that section at
all (they never end up in the Distribution: field).



  Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, QMW, Univ. of London. J.D.Gilbey@qmw.ac.uk
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