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Re: section and priority of dummy packages

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 02:37:26AM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> [ moving to -release ]

> On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña wrote:

> > After reading a point made by Steve Langasek in debian-release [1] I was 
> > wondering if it would be appropiate to list of things 'TODO' after an 
> > upgrade, specially:

> > "
> > - Remove dummy packages, you don't need them any longer. For a full list, 
> > check the Appendix.

> > - Check if you have other packages you don't need using the 'deborphan' 
> > tool.

> I think an appendix for dummy packages would be a waste of space.

> Is there a special reason why we can't put all dummy packages in the
> oldlibs section to begin with, so that they are listed by deborphan
> automatically?

> Also, is there a special reason why we can't make all dummy packages
> of extra priority? "Optional an above" is what you would install if
> you wanted to install "everything", but if you wanted to install
> "everything" (from scratch) you would not install dummy packages.

> While we are at it: do the release managers have the power to change
> priorities and sections, or would this have to be sorted out via bugs
> against ftp.debian.org?

It has to go through the ftp-masters.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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