Re: Depends: and commands used in maintainer scripts
Joel Aelwyn <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 11:32:19AM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
>> what is the reason why in the following sentence in Policy:
>> | The Depends field should also be used if the postinst, prerm or postrm
>> | scripts require the package to be present in order to run.
>> the word "should" is used, not "must"? I'm asking here (not on -policy)
>> because I assume there must be a technical reason for it, but I really
>> can't think of any.
>> If a package is missing a Depends, and therefore will routinely fail in
>> prerm or postrm --remove, isn't that a release-critical bug?
> Because policy, unlike RFCs, does not use normative declarations such as
> SHOULD and MUST (note the reason for uppercasing them in RFCs - to indicate
> that they are, in fact, normative).
> Joel Aelwyn <email@example.com> ,''`.
It should still be must so failure to do so is a serious policy
violation (violation of a 'must' or 'required' directive).
Just my 2c,