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Re: Wording of debian/control handling in Debian Perl Group Policy

On Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:28:54 +0100, Salvatore Bonaccorso wrote:

> I noticed that we have a 'should' in the Debian Perl Group Policy
> about the Maintainer field in debian/control. I think we always
> required that packages maintained in the pkg-perl group repositories
> have that fields actually set to
> pkg-perl-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org .

<comment mode="gr(e|a)ybeard>
I vaguely remember that in the olden days there were/was one or more
people who preferred to be in Maintainer for packages they brought
into the group.
Maybe this "should" comes from thess pre-historic times.
> Any objection if I commit the attached patch to the policy (changing
> the should to a must requirement).

I think it (1) makes sense and (2) mostly reflects reality, so I'm in
favour of writing it down.

Thanks for catching this detail!

(From a languange POV I'm not sure if "packages must list" or just
"packages list" is better; I'm fine with whatever some native
speaker declares as more idiomatic.)


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