attn: which, bzip2,gzip maintainers (was Re: some problems with setup.ini)

Christopher Faylor
Wed Nov 28 17:08:00 GMT 2001

On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 10:03:42AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
>> I think that gzip and bzip2 obviously belong in the same category.
>> gzip is already in Base.  Probably bzip2 belongs there too.  I think
>Hmm, ok. Now, if I can just figure out why gzip is in base... coud it be
>to manually extract tar.bz2 files? In which case, tar should be there

I guess this makes sense only if tar is in base too.  I'm too lazy to

Hmm.  I could easily add this to the packages web page...

>> >Wasn't ``someone'' going to move around several packages?  Do the
>> >maintainers have to do this themselves, or can the hand of fate push
>> >around package categories?
>When the hand of fate pushes, it has to answer to the maintainers. Or
>more to the point, I do not want to get into the habit of solving
>maintainers issues for them, as that won't scale when there are lots of
>packages. I'm pretty sure Chris feels the same way.


I'd like to amend my previous position, though.  Certain categories, like
Base (and maybe only Base) should be off limits without consensus.

>> I have no problem with maintainers moving their packages into another
>> category unless someone wants to do something nonsensical like move
>> bash into "compression utilities" or something.
>Well, given that someone wrote an assembler in bash, perhaps bash
>*should* be in development :].

Ok.  I'm convinced.  Just add bash to every category, to be safe.


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