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Re: Release Critical Bugs

On Thu, Apr 20, 2000 at 01:58:14AM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I think that tying this to `Debian policy' in this way would be a
> mistake.  For example, if a package always overwrites the system
> timezone information it's definitely unsuitable for release, but it's
> not in violation of policy.

Doesn't that come under:

          makes unrelated software on the system (or the whole system)
          break, or causes serious data loss, or [...]


If it's a `--force-overwrite' sort of problem (just the same data being
included in different packages), that could reasonably be classified as
either a policy mistake (although I can't find chapter and verse), or

          makes the package in question unuseable or mostly so, [...]

at least when dpkg starts defaulting to not overwriting for the


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