Re: overhaul of the debian ocaml policy
On Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 01:54:03PM +0000, Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> On 05-09-2010, Ralf Treinen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> > On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 10:39:06PM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> >> I think I now have a draft of an update of our policy. This work
> >> is simply a continuation of the work started by Sylvain who did already
> >> the splitting in policy and reference that we had discussed earlier.
> >> git+ssh://git.debian.org//git/pkg-ocaml-maint/packages/dh-ocaml.git
> >> branch: policy-update
> > I cannot see a consensus on the question of tagging debian-specific
> > META files that was brought up by Sylvain. Hence, I did not put
> > anything on this topic in the policy for now.
> Better than to have nothing, I think that we should use a comment at the
> beginning of the META file, when it has been written by a Debian packager:
> # This META file is delivered by the Debian distribution.
> version = ...
> description = ...
> This doesn't imply non-standard field and is at least an information
> about the fact upstream doesn't provide one. It is grep-able and you
> can even
> grep -E "^# This META File is delivered by the .* distribution\."
> which should at least partially satisfied F. Monnier.
> I think it is the most reasonnable way to do things.
Yes, that seems to me like a good solution. If there are no objections
until this evening I will add a sentence about that to the policy before