Re: Bug#97755: [PROPOSAL] eliminating task packages; new task system
On 16.V.2001 at 22:43 Joey Hess wrote:
> + <p>
> + You should not tag any packages as belonging to a task before
> + this has been discussed on the `debian-devel' mailing list and
> + a consensus about doing that has been reached.
> + </p>
A consensus is not always possible. Some resolution mechanism is needed
in case that there is no consensus.
For example what display manager we will choose: gdm, kdm, wdm or xdm?
Maybe gdm, because it provides session menu, but it looks to me a little
buggy. I'm giving this only as an example. Surely there will be
Moreover, too many packages have to use the Task field. Do you want a
discution for all of them in debian-devel? Is the override mechanism
suposed to be only a temporary solution?
A maintainer can and may not be aware of the needs of some task. An
example: why the maintainer of recode should know that some of the
filters of magicfilter needs recode and that magicfilter belongs to the
(Actually I have wrote that again only as an example. If you want I
will make ITP of meta-magicfilter, meta-apsfilter and maybe meta-cups.
Then one of these three metapackages will belong to the task `Printing'.
Or maybe it is better to have more than one task for printing?)
Anton Zinoviev, firstname.lastname@example.org