Unknown section "golang"

Asked by Vincent Bernat on 2017-11-12


In Debian, Lintian has been updated to complain when using the "wrong" section for some packages. Notably, we happen to have a "golang" section. All golang-related packages should go in there. Therefore, when a package is imported from Debian, you are more likely to reject it because of that.

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Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1

Do we actually have such a section yet in Debian? https://bugs.debian.org/847520 exists, but it's still open, I see no commit to dak adding the section, the name appears to be in some dispute, and I don't see any packages in unstable with that section.

It looks to me as though Lintian may have jumped the gun here ...

Vincent Bernat (vbernat) said : #2

Well, I have uploaded this one: https://packages.debian.org/sid/golang-github-osrg-gobgp-dev but I remember a section change needs a hint from FTP masters, so yes, maybe there is nothing yet.

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