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Re: Bug#759260: [summary] Bug#759260: removal of the Extra priority.


Santiago Vila:
> As it has been pointed out by others, whenever we have a set of
> mutually conflicting packages performing the same task, the package
> having optional priority is the one that we recommend among them.
> It is a way to tell the user "in doubt, use this one".
… which also implies that it shouldn't conflict with any other
package of priority <extra. 

There are currently 450+ binary packages which violate this in the archive,
according to aptitude, so if we want to keep this rule somebody needs to go
through the list and file a large bug. (I won't recommend filing bugs on
200 packages at this stage; this si what the Override file is good at,
after all.)

_If_ we keep this rule, long term, I'd be willing to do that.
Some of it can be automated, but not much.

-- Matthias Urlichs

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