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

On Sat, Sep 15, 2001 at 06:51:21PM -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.

I agree that the maintainers would need to pay more attention to the note
priorities and locations.

> 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?

Ah, in this case it is indeed not necessary to notify the admin.

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