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Re: weekly policy summary

On Fri, Sep 03, 1999 at 11:04:29AM -0700, Joey Hess wrote:
> Here's what's been happening on debian-policy this week.
>                                Amendments
> Delay the /usr/doc transition till after potato (#42477)
>   * Stalled for 2 weeks.
>   * Proposed by Chis Waters; seconded by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho, Ardo
>     van Rangelrooij and Julian Gilbey.
>   * Change policy to only make FHS /usr/share/doc be part of policy
>     after potato is released.
>     ( Santiago Vila and Joel Klecker formally object. )

I've been reading this thread for a long time now, and I can't see a
reason to wait another 5 months (2 til freze and at least 3 to set) to
get debian to comply with the FHS. If you do have a really good reason
that people can't rebuild their packages in the next 2 months, I'd like
to hear it. Otherwise, just make it usr/share/doc and /usr/share/man
and get it all overwith.

>                             Active proposals
> Directories for local initialization scripts
>   * Under discussion.
>   * Proposed by Julio.
>   * Add a directory /etc/init.d/local for locally installed init
>     scripts, which can be handled by update-rc.d like the scripts in
>     /etc/init.d. Also allow for ~/.rc.d directories.
>     ( People seem puzzled about why this would be necessary at all. )

I liked the idea on this thread for a "local-foo" script.

>                             Stalled proposals
> Naming Conventions for modules (#41113)
>   * Old.
>   * Proposed by Alexander Reelsen.
>   * perl modules are named libfoo-perl; python modules are named
>     python-foo. It's not consitent. This proposal is that we come up
>     with a general naming scheme for all language modules that is
>     consistant accross languages.

I'd like to see them named as "language-module" so that they are all
together with the language, and in one group. Makes it much easier to
sort, and easier for users to know what they are getting into.

Frank Belew aka frb aka Myth
Some people claim that the UNIX learning curve is steep,
but at least you only have to climb it once.

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