[Pkg-ime-devel] Which Debian Section for Input Method packages?

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Thu Mar 6 17:03:25 UTC 2008


On Thu, Mar 06, 2008 at 04:39:21AM +1100, Harshula wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, 2008-03-05 at 22:14 +0900, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> > There is no single place for IM packages.
> > 
> > Check how similar packages are located and imitate them.
> I did, that's why I started the discussion.
> > I see:
> >   utils
> You missed "text". I was wondering why there are some Input Method
> packages in "text" and others in "utils". Scim related packages seem to
> be in "utils" and uim and m17n related packages are in "text".
> I'm curious whether there was any reason for this?

Me too...  I found http://packages.debian.org/sid/ where these sections
are explained.

Text Processing (text)
    Utilities to format and print text documents.
Utilities (utils)
    Utilities for file/disk manipulation, backup and archive tools,
    system monitoring, input systems, etc.

So utils seems better choice.

I guess uim being Japanese centric and heavy on disctionary search, they
may ave joined with aspell.

> >   libs
> >   x11
> >   gnome
> >   kde
> I can understand why some Input Method packages may go into libs, x11,
> gnome or kde.
> > You may look for accessibility::input in debtag under aptitude.
> Thanks, that makes it a lot easier.

I was wondering about this sometime ago.  Your message prompted me to

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