Re: Bug#499269: dictionaries-common-dev: produces non Policy compliant maintainer scripts
* Agustin Martin [Wed, 17 Sep 2008 18:32:02 +0200]:
> > I think that RM would have no problem allowing a freeze exception to
> > make dictionaries-common Policy-compliant, followed by a bin-NMU
> > trigger to rebuild all dictionaries.
> > Would the RM team please comment on this issue?
> The reason why I did not fix this before, once noticed lintian warnings, is
> that policy uses a 'should' and, as a matter of fact what lintian issues is a
> warning, not an error.
> However, if RM team thinks this is convenient for lenny I will happily prepare
> a fixed dictionaries-common package.
> But keep in mind that this will also require rebuilding all ispell and aspell
> dicts, as well as wordlists if in separate packages, preferably with a
> versioned build-dependency on new dictionaries-common-dev, so the old behavior
> does not get accidentally restored.
> I think that is too much effort for the real benefit.
I think the same. Just fix it whenever you see fit, and packages will
catch up as they get uploaded afterwards, whenever that is.
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