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Re: Issue with Bug#112121: procmail-lib: Recipes belong in /usr/share, not /usr/lib

On 15-Sep-01, 13:24 (CDT), Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> wrote: 
> On Sat, Sep 15, 2001 at 11:11:20AM -0500, Steve Greenland wrote:
> > There is already a standard, reliable way of communicating package
> > changes to the admin. Amazingly enough, it's called a "changelog". I
> > usually find them under /usr/share/doc/<packagename>/...
> We can't really expect the admins to parse through hundreds of changelogs;

But if it becomes common place to list changes in debconf notes, then
the admins will be overwhelmed by them as well, if every upgrade leads
to 50 new e-mails.

Consider what we're talking about: A package is moving files from one
directory to another, and replacing the original directory with a
symlink to the new one (assuming that's what Elie decides to do). Why
does every admin need to be notified? Nothing should break, and there's
really nothing the admin needs to do. There's no harm in the symlink.
What about this deserves anything more than a note in the changelog?

Now if Elie decides that he does what to move the files, but not deal
with the symlink, then yes, it does deserve more than a changelog
note, because we can expect at least some people will have things stop

No, I don't actually expect most users/admins to read every changelog:
I certainly don't. But *any* channel that gets overused loses
significance, I'd hate to see that happen to debconf.


Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net>

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