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Re: Are build-dependancies mandatory?

On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 05:31:02PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Apr 2001, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > This is not correct. All packages have to follow current policy: if they
> > miss out on most issues, that's a bug, if they miss some other issues,
> > that's an RC bug. It doesn't matter what Standards-Version they claim.
> Maybe dinstall should include a standards-version check when it installs a new
> package?

No: it doesn't matter what standards-version they claim to adhere to. At
all. That field is *NOTHING* more than a hint to -qa as to whether they
might want to check up on a package and help the maintainer out with it.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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