Re: Policy rewrite: chaps 11-13
Previously Julian Gilbey wrote:
> 11.2, penultimate paragraph reads:
> Packages that use libtool to create shared libraries should
> include the _.la_ files in the _-dev_ packages, with the
> exception that if the package relies on libtool's _libltdl_
> library, in which case the .la files must go in the run-time
> library package. >>>This<<< is a good idea in general, and
> especially for static linking issues.
> What does the indicated "This" refer to -- that packages should
> include the .la files in the -dev or run-time package?
> 11.7.5 What does the following mean?
> However, programs that require dotfiles in order to operate
> sensibly (dotfiles that they do not create themselves
> automatically, that is) are a bad thing, and programs should be
> configured by the Debian default installation as close to normal
> as possible.
> (It's the last part I don't understand.)
It should be a seperate sentence, indicating maintainers should put all kinds
of non-standard stuff in default configuration files.
> If you need a statically allocated id, you must ask for a user or
> group id from the base system maintainer, and must not release
> the package until you have been allocated one.
There is no `base system maintainer', that should be the `base-passwd
> been allocated one you must make the package depend on a version
> of the base system with the id present in `/etc/passwd' or
Again, s/base system/base-passwd/
> 12.2 The last para reads:
> If a package wants to install an example entry into
> `/etc/inetd.conf', the entry must be preceded with exactly one
> hash character (`#'). Such lines are treated as `commented out
> by user' by the `update-inetd' script and are not changed or
> activated during a package updates.
> This isn't very meaningful as it stands.
Makes perfect sense to me..
> 12.6 "Mailboxes are generally [mode] 660 user.mail unless the user has
> chosen otherwise."
> Should this be "unless the system administrator has chosen
> 12.6 All MTA packages must include a newaliases program, so there
> should be a para reminding that all MTAs must Provide, Conflict
> and Replace mail-transport-agent.
I'm not quite sure why newaliases is obgliatory, exim doesn't need it
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