Bug#92423: [PROPOSAL] renaming of debian/rules file
It is about time we recognize the truth. We have been constantly called as
the most elitist of the GNU/Linux distribuitons, and this is true.
So, I propose we make clear that we are indeed '1337 and rename the
debian/rules file to debian/rulez. Anyone who cannot see the benefits of
the added c00lness effect such a change would bring is not fit to be One Of
The transition from the old to the new system can be easily performed by
including a test in dpkg-source, so that a debian/rules -> debian/rulez
symlink is added to the source deb if the debian/rules file is not present
and the debian/rulez file is. It should also automatically call the
atention of any lamerz that try to build a package without renaming the
rules file to rulez.
I also propose we add the following target to the standard debian/rulez
m00: should display an ASCII-art of a stoned cow, in deference of the s1kr3t
bovine powers behind the Debian packaging system, and the magic smoke of
Holy Cow that is portrayed in our logo.
-- System Information
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Kernel: Linux godzillah.rivendell.sol 2.2.19 #1 Thu Mar 29 19:31:38 BRT 2001 i586
Versions of packages debian-policy depends on:
ii fileutils 4.0.43-1 GNU file management utilities.
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