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Re: Bug#503991 closed by Michael Biebl <biebl@debian.org> (Re: Bug#503991: debian policy requires the configurable files be under /etc)

package powersaved
reopen 503991

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 10:28:36AM +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> Stanislav Maslovski wrote:
> > Package: powersaved
> > Version: 0.15.20-3
> > Severity: serious
> > 
> This severity is totally exagerrated. wishlist would have been much more
> appropriate
> > Any non-trivial configuration of powersaved requires writing event scripts.
> > At the moment these scripts must be placed under /usr/lib/powersave/scripts
> > which violates Debian Policy (see below). Please respect the policy.
> I don't agree.

You do not agree with the Debian Policy?

> Event scripts are not configuration files and shouldn't
> be edited.

Wrong. In the case of powersaved they are. You can find many examples
of such scripts placed under /etc in other packages (acpid, pm-utils, etc).

The system administrator must have a possibility to add his own scripts
and they must be placed under /etc, not to some random place in the
filesystem. *At least* you have to provide a mean to do that for
locally created scripts, but it would be better if all powersaved scripts
where treated the same.

> If you want to create locally modified scripts, feel free to
> put them under /etc and symlink them.

That is exactly what policy requires from _you_ as the package
maintainer to do.

I am reopening this bug and also CC-ing this message to debian-devel.


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