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Re: Can we require build-arch/indep targets for lenny?

Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> writes:
> Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:

>> Based on the arguments I've seen so far, I'm opposed to using the
>> package's Standards-Version for this purpose.  I think it conflates
>> different meanings of that field and will get us into serious trouble
>> when it comes to the distinctions between must, should, and
>> recommended.

> | Policy 5.6.11 Standards-Version
> |
> | The most recent version of the standards (the policy manual and
> | associated texts) with which the package complies.

> This field has exactly this meaning. It says the package followes a
> certain version of policy, e.g. the one where now there is a MUST
> instead of the previous RECOMMENDS.

You seem to be ignoring the end of second sentence of my paragraph above,
which I wrote precisely because I anticipated this argument.  Could you
respond to it as well?  Not every feature we care about is going to be a

I would much prefer to see a new control field that explicitly lists the
supported features.  We're going to need that *anyway* for any feature
that's only a should or recommended and not a must (such as supporting
noopt or nostrip), and making every should into a must just so that we can
use this interpretation of Standards-Version is not a solution.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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