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Re: [Summery] Re: Integrating the FOSDEM 06 Draft into the Java Policy

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Matthew Johnson <mjj29@debian.org> wrote:
>>   I think we are missing the point here; for instance, I've mostly
>> disabled junit tests because they depend on not-yet-packaged or even
>> non-DFSG-free libraries. I think both formulations are too oriented
>> towards: "junit tests should be enabled unless they fail", which
>> basically defeats the purpose of any test suite. I think we don't need
>> any comment about build failures: "should" is weak enough that a
>> maintainer could disable it if he/she thinks there are good reasons to
>> do so.
> I believe the default was 'off' because having transients which aren't actually
> problems causing the build to fail on a buildd is bad. I certainly agree with
> Damien's phrasing, if you are sure they are fine then you can have them cause
> the build to fail, but you should actively be thinking in that direction.

  I completely agree with you, but what I find is that it is
"packaging common sense" and not policy. My "proposition" is simply to
let the "should" mean "use your common sense" and not specify further.



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