[Pkg-fonts-devel] Q: dummy package for transition

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Fri Jul 29 10:02:28 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Hideki Yamane <henrich at debian.or.jp> wrote:

>  * Do we need dummy package for smooth transition?

Unfortunately yes. There was a discussion about a "Supersedes" header
a while ago that would solve this, but nothing came of it.

>  * The dummy package says "Section: oldlibs", is it true? It's not library.

It was a bit short-sighted of Debian to not use a more generic name
for that, but it is the best that we have and there are plenty of
non-library packages using that section. In any case hopefully
sections will be going away at some point to be replaced with debtags.



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