[Build-common-hackers] Bug#532193: cdbs: documentation assigned to wrong section (should be debian)

Drew Parsons dparsons at debian.org
Sun Jun 7 11:27:05 UTC 2009

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.56
Severity: normal

In /usr/share/doc-base/cdbs, the cdbs documentation is assigned to
Section: Programming.

This is nonintuitive.  cdbs is a specific tool for generating deb
packages, it is not a general programming tool.  

It should therefore be assigned to Section: debian.

Under the current configuration it makes the cdbs documentation far
harder to locate than it ought to be, requiring probing via 
dpkg -L cdbs followed by parsing /usr/share/doc-base/cdbs.  The natural way of
finding the documentation for this Debian-specific tool to go straight
to the Debian section, for instance in dhelp.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.29-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cdbs depends on:
ii  debhelper                     7.2.14     helper programs for debian/rules

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20090427.1 Update infrastructure for config.{

Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii  devscripts                    2.10.50    scripts to make the life of a Debi
ii  doc-base                      0.9.2      utilities to manage online documen

-- no debconf information

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