Re: mass bug gnustep programs: policy violation
On Wed, 23 Jun 2004, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> It's a very dangerous policy. Files under system tree out of
> /opt and /usr/local could potentially compromise system integrity.
> And none can ensure that future debian packages won't overwrite your
> local stuff. IMHO also packaging backports out of /opt is a very
> bad practice and could create problems in dist-upgrades.
Oh well I should have added that I'm assuming anyone clueful enough to
provide a .deb at all is also clueful enough to be following the Debian
policy manual. But actually so far I haven't actually run into many
third-party .debs so that part of my policy is mostly just theory.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <email@example.com>
La Salle Debain - http://www.braincells.com/debian/