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A new version of the policy docment has been released


Format: 1.5
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:16:52 -0600
Source: debian-policy
Binary: debian-policy
Architecture: source all
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>
 debian-policy - Debian Policy Manual and related documents
 debian-policy ( unstable; urgency=low
   * AMENDMENT: Added in changes in Bug #25911, which rearranged sections
     to create a new section 4, namely, files. Section 3.3 ("Files") should
     become Section 4.  The Sections that are currently Section 4 and
     Section 5 should be moved down to become Section 5 and Section 6
     What is now Section 5.5 ("Log files") should be moved to be a
     subsection of the new Section 4 ("Files"), becoming section 4.8,
     placing it after "Configuration files", moving the would-be Section
     4.8 ("Permissions and owners") to Section 4.9.  All subsections of the
     current Section 5 after 5.5 should be accordingly moved down to fill
     in the number gap.
     This, along with the next amendment, justifies bumping up the version
     number. closes: BUG#25911
   * AMENDMENT: Added in changes in Bug #21185, about the naming and
     compression of changelog files. Now, if the upstream changelog file is
     HTML formatted, it should be accessible as
     /usr/doc/<package>/changelog.html.gz It also allows for this to be a
     symlink, if the upstream file name does not conform to Debian
     conventions. closes: BUG#21185
   * AMENDMENT: Added in changes in Bug #7890, to make clear that the HTML
     documents should be supplied in _some_ package, not necessarily in the
     main binary package (at the discretion of the maintainer).
     closes: BUG#7890
   * AMENDMENT: Added in changes in Bug #26461, which corrects the policy
     to refer to /usr/doc/<package>/copyright, rather than
     /usr/doc/copyright/<package>. closes: BUG#26461
   * AMENDMENT: Added in changes in Bug #25385, which allow the
     architecture specification strings to be of the form <arch>-<os>,
     where os is one of linux, gnu. Previously, only linux was allowed, now
     we also cater to the hurd. closes: BUG#25385
   * The responsibility of the contents of this package has now passed to
     the debian-policy mailing list. The packaging details are now being
     managed by a group of maintainers that do ot won the contents.
   * Make the package optional, not extra.
   * Re did the SGML markup. Normalized the document, and undid the omitted
     and shor tags. Personally, I use too many DTD's in real life to be so
     converssant with each one to be clever with tag omissions, and, since
     I have a smart editor, omitting tags does not byuy one much. In the
     process, I discovered a few errors in the markup (one of my
     predecessors hasd the unfortunate habit of treating <p> as a "create
     some space here" tag, and more often than not put it at the end of a
     paragraph, rather than using is as a container element (which is what
     it is, really).
   * Re did the control files, making them more robust
   * re did the rules file, making it more general, and easier to maintain
     by putting in a layer of abstractions.
 a1e61c8ae895a35ee03833cbc168bb06 607 doc optional debian-policy_2.5.0.0.dsc
 a8b94a33f3a72d9ca113471755ccace5 184487 doc optional debian-policy_2.5.0.0.tar.gz
 8a7eb92d7703de55c888f1b21b5d5bcc 248846 doc optional debian-policy_2.5.0.0_all.deb
 c50c3cac100e6fde7e406929da4846bb 89269 byhand - policy.ps.gz
 77b8a02d5cae2e8a3db3605473ec809a 33886 byhand - policy.html.tar.gz
 fa7e515f8ea6f8e47ca4f9331cdfb370 31018 byhand - policy.text.gz
 3ed7aa5a489834b24bb28ff377a34aa9 10982 byhand - libc6-migration.text
 3bbe9ec22e24e29b01b85031464fbf52 5327 byhand - virtual-package-names-list.text

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