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Re: New policy draft available at http://master.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/policy/

Previously Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>  B) Is the symlink ordering issue going to be a problem for upgrades
>     (since the suer may have an older dpkg version, and a p[ackage
>     following the new 4.x policy may fail. If this is the case, the
>     proposal really should be rejected, until an upgrade path is
>     proposed. 

Upgrade path doesn't matter, the problem only exists at the time when
a package is created. Until dpkg-deb is updated to reorder the files
when creating the package developers should a) only build packages on
ext2fs, and b) make sure they create files in the right order.


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