Re: Package maintainer script policy.
>>"Buddha" == Buddha Buck <email@example.com> writes:
Buddha> 1 ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1,
Buddha> dynamically linked, stripped
Buddha> While the last is surprising, it doesn't seem against policy. The
Buddha> policy document I have doesn't insist that the package maintainer
Buddha> scripts actually -be- scripts. It does seem odd, however.
Buddha> Should I report this as a bug?
Umm, no. Why should this be a bug? If it handles all the ways
it can be called, and seems to do the right thing, it can be anything
executable at all. In other words, if it conforms to policy, it
should be OK.
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