Holger Levsen writes ("Re: Bug#837723: Removing/Disabling the general psuedo 
package; refering to debian-u...@lists.debian.org"):
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 04:11:21PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > bugs.debian.org controls whether pseudopackage exist at all; reportbug
> > is responsible for what reportbug outputs as possible pseudopackages.
> I'm well aware of that…
> > That's true. There are some bugs which affect lots of packages, but
> > don't really belong to a single one of them. general is as good a place
> > as any to coordinate those bugs.
> agreed. we just need *a* place in the BTS for those…
> > Maybe just changing this text:

This is probably a good approach.

If that doesn't work, might it be possible to make it impossible to
_report_ a bug against general, but still retain the ability to
_reassign_ a bug to general ?

OTOH we don't want to do anything which will simply shift the problem
onto the maintainers of specific packages which are commonly guessed
by the underinformed.


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