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Re: Finishing the FHS transition

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 09:27:59PM +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Policy says:
>      In the source package's `Standards-Version' control field, you must
>      specify the most recent version number of this policy document with
>      which your package complies.  The current version number is
>      This information may be used to file bug reports automatically if your
>      package becomes too much out of date.

I'm curious to know why it says this. The Must/Should/May proposal
certainly listed it as a "should", not a "must", and I don't recall going
ballistic about this on the lists previously and there's isn't an entry
in the changelog that I can see, so I can't imagine there having been
an accepted proposal about it.

So, quite frankly, policy is completely in the wrong here. Do not file RC
bugs about standards-versions, nor rely on them for accurate information.
They are indicative *only*.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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