[OE-core] [PATCH 3/4] tar: upgrade to v1.26
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Tue Jun 7 10:24:04 CEST 2011
On Mon, 2011-06-06 at 07:09 -0500, Mark Hatle wrote:
> On 6/6/11 5:46 AM, Richard Purdie wrote:
> > PRIORITY does seem a bit of a pointless variable in the default metadata
> > and I'm borderline in favour of dropping it and leaving it to any
> > distros who want to use it, maybe sharing an include file.
> I agree as well, PRIORITY seems a bit iffy at this point.
So do we have a consensus that PRIORITY should be removed? Is there
anybody who wants to speak up in favour of keeping it?
> > SECTION does at least start to become useful in an image generation UI
> > as a way to group packages roughly by type which makes me think it has a
> > good default usecase (and OE-Core did clean up the values of it to at
> > least be consistent).
> I think the value of SECTION needs to remain. It's being used to group the
> packages (as Richard mentions...)
Yeah, fair enough. SECTION does appear in output packages (at least for
ipk/deb, it's mapped to the Section: header), but there is probably no
harm in having it used for source package grouping in oecommander-type
interfaces as well. And I guess, unlike PRIORITY, it does seem
reasonable for the core metadata to assign some half-sensible default
package sections as a starting point for distro customisation.
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