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Re: Bug#457353: gdome2-xslt: should not be a Debian-native package

On Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 09:06:07PM +0000, brian m. carlson wrote:
> [N.B.  I am subscribed to -devel; please do not CC me if you are following 
> up there. ]

[ As you wish, but notice that I didn't have the chance of knowing that
upon my first Cc. I Cc-ed you as bug submitter. Dropping the Cc now. ]

> On Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 07:35:12PM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
>> There are other examples of packages in the archive which are no way
>> Debian specific, but which are native as gdome2-xslt is; a fresh example
>> I have in mind is ikiwiki.
> If ikiwiki FTBFS on GCC 4.3, I will probably file a bug on it, too, when I 
> fix the FTBFS.  I don't think ikiwiki should be Debian-native either, but I 
> happened to file the bug on gdome2-xslt because I was working on it for 
> other reasons.

Is this relevant to our discussion? I was not complaining about your bug
report specificity on gdome2-xslt. I am just interested in a general,
rather than package-specific, outcome.

> It is my impression that this is the case already, but Policy is silent on 
> the issue; I checked before I filed the bug.  Perhaps if a consensus can be 
> reached a guideline should be placed in Policy so that people are not 
> further confused.

It is not so silent (see my other post), full ack on the request of a
clear guideline for this in the policy.


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- PhD in Computer Science ............... now what?
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