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Bug#473439: debian-policy: Debian Policy inconsistent with Developer's Reference

Meike Reichle <meike@alphascorpii.net> writes:

> When doing my NM I noticed an inconsistency between the Debian Policy
> and the Developer's Reference concerning the use of the terms "section"
> and "category".
> The Debian Developer's Reference says in chapter 4.6.1: 
> "The 'main' section of the Debian archive is what makes up the official
> Debian GNU/Linux distribution. [...] Note that the term "section" is
> also used to refer to categories which simplify the organization and
> browsing of available packages, e.g. admin, net, utils etc." 
> On the other hand chapter 2.4 of the Debian Policy states: 
> "The packages in the categories main, contrib and non-free are grouped
> further into sections to simplify handling." 
> As you can see the Developer's Reference states the exact opposite, so I
> guess only one of them can be right and the other one should be fixed.

The control field for specifying admin, net, utils, etc. is "Section", so
I think Policy wins here and main, contrib, and non-free should be called

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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