Re: Package maintainer script policy.
>>"Raul" == Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Raul> Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> wrote:
Raul> The differences are frequency of use, and need.
>> Excuse me?
>> Case 1) The postinst is binary, and can't be checked a priori
>> Case 2) The postinst is a shell script that calls a binary included
>> in the package, which again is not checkable easily.
>> Where does frequency of use and need come into the picture?
Raul> In the specific case of libreadline, the postinst is used far
Raul> less often than the library. This has rather obvious
Raul> implications for quality control.
We are talking about a general policy here; and I do not think
we can make ad hoc generalizations about quality control like this. I
am not willing to vote for a draconian policy proscribing binaries in
postinst based on shaky grounds like this.
Are there better reasons?
"Old soldiers never die. Young ones do." Anon
Manoj Srivastava <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.datasync.com/%7Esrivasta/>
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