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Re: About policy updates and bug #76868

On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 01:22:29PM +0100, Sergio Talens-Oliag wrote:
>   I'm finishing a package and plan to use the 'invoke-rc.d' system
>   described in bug #76868.
>   I've seen that the command is available on the sysvinit and file-rc
>   packages and I supose is all rigth to use it, but I'm asking myself
>   what keeps the proposal out of policy.

I don't remember whether this was finished before policy froze for
woody, which was several months ago now.  I think they happened at
about the same time.

As long as you depend on an appropriate version of sysvinit, you
should be fine.

>   I've been reading the document titled 'A mechanism for updating Debian
>   Policy documents' that comes with the latest 'debian-policy' package
>   and it talks about an AMENDMENT status, see:
>     file://usr/share/doc/debian-policy/policy-process.html/ch3.html
>   and looking in the bug tracking system the bug is marked as PENDING
>   My question is: what needs to be done to include the proposal in
>   Policy?

Wait for woody to be released.



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