Bug#473439: debian-policy: Debian Policy inconsistent with Developer's Reference
"Adam D. Barratt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 11:30 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> Meike Reichle <email@example.com> 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 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
> For what it's worth, and possibly to add more confusion, dak uses the
> term "component" in this case.
Also, I guess my first reaction isn't as conclusive as I'd like, since
Section, the control field, is actually used for both.
I sort of like component better than category. I wonder if we should
change both documents. Although I think Policy is fairly uniform and
consistent on using category, and other software, like Lintian, follows
the current terminology of Policy.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>