[maemo-developers] Software categories (was do we need garage sandbox repos?)

From: Guillem Jover guillem.jover at nokia.com
Date: Tue Aug 14 13:46:13 EEST 2007
On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 17:17:41 +0100, Neil MacLeod wrote:
> Guillem Jover wrote:
> > On Mon, 2007-08-13 at 15:32:01 +0300, Eero Tamminen wrote:
> > There's no cli section in Debian. But anyway, what you did is incorrect,
> > as the Section from the '.deb' packages is not the authoritative
> > source. The Section:s are overriden on the archive, so you should check
> > from the Package metaindex files. «apt-cache show» is your friend.
> $ apt-cache show ncurses-bin | grep -i cli
> Section: user/cli

Ah, I was talking about the Debian package. I find it disturbing that
the Section:s are being modified on all those packages, this is useless
divergence! If there's really a need to change the Section the override
on the archive side should be used instead...

> Any other suggestions as to how Application Manager is determining what
> applications appear within each "button" in the "Browse Installable
> applications" page?

Right, currently it's using the Section, but personally I think that's
a mistake, which I've told Marius several times, the proper solution is
using tags.


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