Bug#53582: PROPOSAL] base section: let's get rid of this one at last
Yann Dirson wrote:
> Joey suggested:
> Here is one way we could reword policy:
> | 2.3.6. The base system
> | The base system is a minimum subset of the Debian GNU/Linux system that is
> installed before everything else on a new system. Thus, only very few
> | packages are allowed to go into the base system to keep the
> | required disk usage very small.
> Most of these packages should have the priority value `required' or at
> least `important', and many of them will be tagged `essential' (see
> You must not place any packages into the `base' section before this has
> been discussed on the `debian-devel' mailing list and a consensus about
> doing that has been reached.
> Why not getting rid of the 3rd paragraph altogether ? It becomes
> obsolete if the "base" section is to be removed.
I agree with Yann's suggestion. Joey, are you agreeable to this
change; Yann, are you seconding this proposal? If so, it'll go in a
soon-to-be-released policy version.
Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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