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Bug#994275: Call for votes on "Reverting breaking changes in debianutils"



Sean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name> writes:
>
> I hereby call for votes on the following ballot to resolve #994275.  The
> voting period starts immediately and lasts for up to one week, or until
> the outcome is no longer in doubt (Constitution 6.3.1).
>
> === Resolution A ===
>
> The Technical Committee resolves:
>
> 1. The debianutils package must continue to provide the which(1) program
>    until a compatible utility is available in a package that is at least
>    transitively essential in Debian 12.
>
>    For the Debian 12 release, we expect which(1) to be in either an
>    Essential package or a transitively Essential package (that is, a
>    package that is depended on by an Essential package).
>
> 2. The which(1) program must not print any deprecation warnings.
>
> 3. We decline to overrule the maintainer of debianutils regarding the
>    use of alternatives.  If another package takes over responsibility
>    for which(1), then the debianutils maintainers and the other
>    package's maintainers should coordinate to choose a suitable
>    mechanism, which might be either versioned Depends/Breaks/Replaces,
>    dpkg-divert, alternatives or something else.
>
> 4. The debianutils package must continue to provide the tempfile(1)
>    program until a compatible utility is available in a package that is
>    at least transitively essential in Debian 12.
>
>    For the Debian 12 release, we expect tempfile(1) to be in either an
>    Essential package or a transitively Essential package.
>
> 5. Programs in debianutils must not be moved to /usr until we have a
>    project-wide consensus on going ahead with such a move, and any
>    programs that have already been moved must be moved back.  In
>    particular, this means debianutils must contain /bin/run-parts and
>    /sbin/installkernel for the time being.
>
> === Resolution B ===
>
> As Resolution A, except strike point (2) and renumber succeeding items.
>
> === End Resolutions ===
>
> A: Issue Resolution A
> B: Issue Resolution B
> F: Further Discussion
>
> -- 
> Sean Whitton

I vote B > A > F

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