Re: Technical committee mails ?
On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I'm still not getting them here, which is where I was just told I was
> subscribed. Is that because there is no mail ?
Possibly. Asside from my reply to your last posting, I don't remember
seeing anything else.
> I propose the following resolution:
I like this, if for no other reason than it gives us three proposals to
consider, two of which are actually addressing the same issue ;-)
However I don't see how we can act on this until we have a Chair to call
for a vote. See my next posting...
> Given that:
> * Wichert has made an announcement saying we should preserve the
> status quo pending a decision;
> * it will obviously take a little while to make a decision,
> particularly given that the technical committee's internal mechanisms
> haven't been debugged yet because they've not previously been used;
> * packages already using /usr/share/doc may make whatever decision we
> come up with hard to implemement;
> * people on debian-policy have tried getting the policy reverted to
> preserve the status quo as requested by Wichert, with no avail;
> * no analysis of the changes between FSSTND and FHS seems to have
> been made to determine whether to make the change and if so how best
> to do it;
> The Technical Committee mandates that, firstly:
> * Until a the a list of the differences between FSSTND and FHS, with
> a decision whether to change and if applicable a transition plan for
> each, has been prepared, Debian should continue to use the FHS.
> And in particular:
> * Until a decision on transition to FHS directories has been made by
> the Committee, /usr/share/doc, /var/state and /var/mail should not
> yet be used to by Debian packages. Instead, packages should continue
> to place files in and refer to /usr/doc, /var/lib and
> * The policy manual should immediately be amended accordingly
> immediately, to change the reference to the FHS back to the FSSTND,
> and to add a comment saying that /usr/share/doc, /var/state and
> /var/mail are not yet to be used or referred to.
> * If the policy editors or policy group feel it necessary to ratify
> this change to the policy manual with the formal policy process this
> should be done after the policy has been changed; the policy editors
> should change the policy manual and issue an updated version
> * Lintian and any other package checking software which has already
> made the change to FHS should be changed back.
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