Re: Deficiencies in Debian
> . Policy changes
> It is unclear how policy changes affect packages. The changelog
> within debian-policy*.deb is (imho) not detailed enough to tell Joe
> Clueless Maintainer what he needs to change in his package other
> than s/2\.4\.0\.0/22.214.171.124/ in debian/control to create a package
> complient with the current policy.
> It's even unclear which policy packages have to support for potato.
> It's also unclear what will happen to packages that are not policy
As far as non policy-compliant packages, they inherit bugs. Packages with
bugs of greater importance than 'Normal' get yanked from the distribution
upon release, IIRC. Of course, this is hearsay.
The last two points I can't deal with, but the first I can. I will volunteer
time to writing a script that will diff standards versions, and display them
with changes highlighted. Perhaps I could set this up to yank context in and
What would people like to see something like this in? Stylized HTML?
elisp? If it's not something too exotic, I could start on it right away. My
personal preference would be stylized HTML, because then we could run it on
one of debian's webservers for all to see.
..Aaron Van Couwenberghe... ..firstname.lastname@example.org.. ..email@example.com....
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