Re: Submitting bugs ? (Was: Getting rid of section "base" ?)
Chris Waters wrote:
> Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > | 2.3.6. The base system
> > ----------------------
> > |
> > | The base system is a minimum subset of the Debian GNU/Linux system that is
> > installed before everything else on a new system. Thus, only very few
> > | packages are allowed to go into the base system to keep the
> > | required disk usage very small.
> > Most of these packages should have the priority value `required' or at
> > least `important', and many of them will be tagged `essential' (see
> > below).
> > You must not place any packages into the `base' section before this has
> > been discussed on the `debian-devel' mailing list and a consensus about
> > doing that has been reached.
> > I considered making some change to say that debian-boot has control of what
> > goes in there, but I don't think that's really necessary.
> "You must not place..." implies that you can, but if the boot-floppy
> people are doing manual selection, I don't see how you can. I'd
> strike that third paragraph completely. Unless it's aimed at the
> boot-floppy people, and I'd hope that we'd grant them reasonable
Hm, well, I don't necessarily think giving them discresion is bad, but I
think we should at least think the idea over before amending policy to do
so. Which is why I left that paragraph in. I can see value in keeping
debian-devel as the place where such changes is discussed: these change have
remifications on debian as a whole.
see shy jo