A new version of the policy docment has been released
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Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:16:52 -0600
Architecture: source all
Maintainer: Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org>
debian-policy - Debian Policy Manual and related documents
debian-policy (184.108.40.206) 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).
* 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_220.127.116.11.dsc
a8b94a33f3a72d9ca113471755ccace5 184487 doc optional debian-policy_18.104.22.168.tar.gz
8a7eb92d7703de55c888f1b21b5d5bcc 248846 doc optional debian-policy_22.214.171.124_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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