Re: Debian Weekly News - August 10th, 1999
On 13 Aug 1999, Ruud de Rooij wrote:
> Policy *is* being changed. There have been countless discussions on
> the debian-policy mailing list on how to best implement the /usr/doc
> -> /usr/share/doc transition, but a consensus was not reached.
so more changes could be applied to policy in the future, don't they?
debmake complies with actual policty review. who did not use it has docs
in /usr/doc, who used it (i mean potato debmake) has docs in
/usr/share/doc, right? both have to change when TC'll reach good and
stable decision. why the latter should revert to old revision? everybody
have to change anyway in the future.
> The Project Leader has requested the Technical Committee for a
> proposal on how to handle the /usr/doc -> /usr/share/doc transition,
> and has requested not to use /usr/share/doc pending the Technical
> Committee decision.
i hope he meant not to change who has not changed yet.
> I find it a sign of disrespect to simply ignore the Project Leader's
> request and use /usr/share/doc anyway, and, moreover, to encourage
> others to use /usr/share/doc as well by uploading a version of debmake
> that uses /usr/share/doc.
IMHO debmake shouldn't ever been upgraded to handle "unstable" decisons
of TC. :)
> Yes, policy should be followed.
> No, policy should not be followed blindly without some common sense.
hmm, didn't a developer state he agree with policy et al. before
being a debian one? once you are in and a policy is fixed, you have to
agree with it or leave the debian. i *didn't* tell you can't
discuss a policy in its being.
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