Re: DP Manual question: why is 11.8.5 so dated?
On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 05:55:46AM -0700, John Hendrickson wrote:
> 11.8.5 Packages providing fonts
> States /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ must be used.
> KDE, GNOME, and others install some fonts in /usr/share/fonts and others
> in other places as well.
If a package violates the policy, then it must get fixed. If policy
is wrong, outdated, misinterprettable, or unclear, then policy needs
to get fixed. So, make sure you understand what it says (I don't know
anything about fonts), and if a package isn't consistent with the
policy, then file an RC bug.
> 1) I am seeing many debian rules in DPM that current debian maintainers
> ignore selectively.
Like, deliberately? What rules, in what cases? You pointed out a
policy violation to someone who didn't act to correct it?
> 2) I am seeing documented *intentional* package compatibility issues in
> build and in dpkg install areas. This means older packages may stop
> functioning in the new release. I see nothign about the "new debian
> rules" of merit that admonishes deleting other peoples (old) packages:
> infact - I'd say the opposite.
It makes sense to me to remove packages that are unused; if they are
only maybe used, but are unmaintained, it still makes sense to remove
them; then, if someone is really, truely interested in continued
support of that packge, then they will commit to supporting it