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Policy 3.9.3 released



Hello folks,

I have just uploaded Debian Policy version 3.9.3 to the repository.  The
next time you revise your packages, please check to see if there are any
updates that need to be done.

Here is the upgrading checklist for this version:

    2.4
         New archive sections _education_, _introspection_, and
         _metapackages_ added.
    
    5.6.8
         The `Architecture' field in `*.dsc' files may now contain the
         value `any all' for source packages building both
         architecture-independent and architecture-dependent packages.
    
    7.1
         If a dependency is restricted to particular architectures, the
         list of architectures must be non-empty.
    
    9.1.1
         `/run' is allowed as an exception to the FHS and replaces
         `/var/run'.  `/run/lock' replaces `/var/lock'.  The FHS
         requirements for the older directories apply to these directories
         as well.  Backward compatibility links will be maintained and
         packages need not switch to referencing `/run' directly yet.
         Files in `/run' should be stored in a temporary file system.
    
    9.1.4
         New section spelling out the requirements for packages that use
         files in `/run', `/var/run', or `/var/lock'.  This generalizes
         information previously only in 9.3.2.
    
    9.5
         Cron job file names must not contain `.'  or `+' or they will be
         ignored by cron.  They should replace those characters with `_'.
         If a package provides multiple cron job files in the same
         directory, they should each start with the package name (possibly
         modified as above), `-', and then some suitable suffix.
    
    9.10
         Packages using doc-base do not need to call install-docs anymore.
    
    10.7.4
         Packages that declare the same `conffile' may see left-over
         configuration files from each other even if they conflict.
    
    11.8
         The Policy rules around Motif libraries were just a special case
         of normal rules for non-free dependencies and were largely
         obsolete, so they have been removed.
    
    12.5
         `debian/copyright' is no longer required to list the Debian
         maintainers involved in the creation of the package (although
         note that the requirement to list copyright information is
         unchanged).
    
    copyright-format
         Version 1.0 of the "Machine-readable `debian/copyright' file"
         specification is included.
    
    mime
         This separate document has been retired and and its (short)
         contents merged into Policy section 9.7.  There are no changes to
         the requirements.
    
    perl
         Packages may declare an interest in the <perl-major-upgrade>
         trigger to be notified of major upgrades of perl.
    
    virtual
         `ttf-japanese-{mincho, gothic}' is renamed to
         `fonts-japanese-{mincho, gothic}'.

A separate announcement about the copyright-format document will be coming
shortly, once the www team has had a chance to update the web site.

-- 
Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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