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

"Adam D. Barratt" <adam@adam-barratt.org.uk> writes:
> On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 11:30 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: 
>> 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 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
>> categories.

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

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