Re: dpkg-dev 1.10.11 incompatible changes.
Andrew Suffield <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2003 at 09:33:48AM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
>> Did you intend to say "You may not?". That is fair enough if it
>> documented, i.e. there is a list in /usr/share/doc/dpkg/DO_NOT:
>> * Though shalt not use '~' version numbers until sarge is released
>> * Though shalt not use comments in debian/control, until ...
>> I know that these things are already implicitely verboten, because
>> policy does not allow them, but if dpkg-* supports them and additional
>> warning is helpful.
> Do you also want warnings about not putting "rm -rf /" in maintainer
> scripts, or printing out the source to dpkg and attempting to eat it?
No, but that is because I think there is a difference between "Wow,
Debian supports maintainer-scripts, I'll immidiately use them to wipe
out our user's systems" and "Cool. debian/control now accepts
comments, I always wanted to use them to document my strange choice of
I might be lacking common sense, though.