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Accepted debian-policy 3.6.0 (all source)

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Date: Wed,  9 Jul 2003 18:01:35 +0200
Source: debian-policy
Binary: debian-policy
Architecture: source all
Version: 3.6.0
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Policy List <debian-policy@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Josip Rodin <joy-packages@debian.org>
 debian-policy - Debian Policy Manual and related documents
Closes: 169744 174982 178809 183195 187615 189306 189516 191369 191411 193903 194972 194974
 debian-policy (3.6.0) unstable; urgency=low
   * Restructured Policy, closes: #189306.
     + Many packaging manual appendices that were integrated into policy
       sections are now empty, and replaced with links to the Policy.
       In particular, the appendices that included the list of control
       fields were updated (new fields like Closes, Changed-By were added)
       and the list of fields for each of control, .changes and .dsc files
       is now in Policy, and they're marked mandatory, recommended or
       optional based on the current practice and the behaviour of the
       deb-building toolchain.
     + Elimination of needlessly deep section levels, primarily in the
       chapter Debian Archive, from which two new chapters were split out,
       Binary packages and Source packages. What remained was reordered
       properly, that is, some sect1s became sects etc.
     + Several sections that were redundant, crufty or simply not designed
       with any sort of vision, were rearranged according to the formula that
       everything should be either in the same place or properly interlinked.
       Some things remained split up between different chapters when they
       talked about different aspects of files: their content, their syntax,
       and their placement in the file system. In particular, see the new
       sections about changelog files.
   * Added Games/Simulation to menu subpolicy               closes: Bug#194974
   * Added Apps/Education to menu subpolicy                 closes: Bug#194972
   * [ACCEPTED]: Debian changelogs should be UTF-8 encoded. Changed the
     wording from a should to a may; since a should would make an unknown
     number of packages insta buggy. A reuest makes all these wishlist
     bugs; we can raise the severity in a later version of policy.
                                                            closes: Bug#174982
   * Added LANG=C before the debiandoc2X invocations, this ensures that the
     resulting documents do not get converted to the locale on the building
     machine.  This answers some of the issues mentioned in  Bug#175064
   * [AMENDMENT 02/05/2003] encourage packagers to systematically prevent
     mis-linked libraries                                   closes: Bug#191369
   * [AMENDMENT 6/6/2003] build-depends-indep need not be satisfied
     during clean target.                       closes: Bug#191411, Bug#178809
   * Fixed the fact that section 7.5.1 does not describe dpkg's true
     behavior. Now added a footnote that explains that replaces is a one
     way relationship.                                      closes: Bug#183195
   * Could no longer find the misspelling "seciton", thus this must have
     been fixed in a previous change in the manual.         closes: Bug#193903
   * Fixed an incorect /usr/share/common-licences/GPL reference, ensured a
     consistent spelling across the manuals.                closes: Bug#189516
   * Removed an extraneous > in menu policy.                closes: Bug#187615
   * Fixed typos, and part of the report that was deemed valid; the other
     changes suggested were incorrect, or style issues.     closes: Bug#169744
   * updated the section numbers in the upgrading checklist
     for the restructuring
 0b15bf1611f90d47ad33b3cc8d7571af 795 doc optional debian-policy_3.6.0.dsc
 2dff15b4752390c6e926e36485e58765 1583897 doc optional debian-policy_3.6.0.tar.gz
 35e4c741ad40db4cc20e97ebaa378059 1216054 doc optional debian-policy_3.6.0_all.deb

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  to pool/main/d/debian-policy/debian-policy_3.6.0_all.deb

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