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Re: mtools

severity 46184 wishlist

On Tue, Sep 28, 1999 at 12:28:08PM -0500, David Starner wrote:
> > Correction: mtools in slink does *not* depend on anything but libc6, so
> > there is still time to do it, cleanly.
> > 
> > Maintainer, please do it.
> The bug tracking system has a weird X-Debian-CC system set up so you don't

That was changed to X-Debbugs-CC: , IIRC.

> create several bugs through people replying to messages like this, and
> messages like this get added to the bug.

There was no such bug filed, AFAIK, so I didn't do anything wrong (except
forgetting to set Reply-To: which would exclude submit@bugs).

> First, I believe this is against policy. "Do not create two versions (one
> with X support and one without) of your package."

This does not mean you can't split off the *different* binaries in two
packages. Anyway, what is there X related in mtools?

If this request does indeed conflict with the Policy, I'll close it, of

Anyway, why is this in the policy (section 5.8), can someone enlighten me?
We split off various versions of our packages, like all those programs that
have GTK+, GNOME, KDE, OpenGL, SSL, ALSA, <insert-whatever> support...
seems perfectly legal to do the same for X packages.

> Second, shouldn't this be wishlist anyway? It's not like it's an error in the 
> program, it's just something you don't like.


enJoy -*/\*- don't even try to pronounce my first name

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