Bug#369912: debian-policy: 2.2 should be named 'categories'
On Friday, June 02, 2006 7:53 AM, Thomas Weber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Policy's table of contents currently reads:
> 2.2. Sections
> 2.2.1. The main category
> 2.2.2. The contrib category
> 2.2.3. The non-free category
> 2.3. Copyright considerations
> 2.4. Sections
> where 2.4 are dpkg's sections. Thus, I suggest that 2.2 is changed to
If you're going to do that (and I'm certainly not objecting), it's probably
worth tidying up the terminology used in 2.2 and 2.4 (and the introduction
to section 2, in fact).
What 2.2 and 2.4 refer to as categories are "components" as far as apt and
dak (and therefore the Debian archive) are concerned. 2.4 also contains
The `Section' field should be of the form:
* _section_ if the package is in the _main_ category,
* _segment/section_ if the package is in the _contrib_ or
_non-free_ distribution areas.
using "category", "segment"and "distribution area" to refer to the same
thing within a single paragraph. The introduction to section 2 also uses
both category and distribution area.