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Bug#31645: marked as done ([PROPOSED] Explicitly making the Packaging Manual a Policy Document)

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Package: packaging-manual
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 [Robert Woodcock <rcw@debian.org> points out that the Packaging
  manual states that it is not policy]

	In that case, I think I do owe Wichert an aopology. I think I
 would like to change those paragraphs to the following:
 This manual describes the technical aspects of creating Debian binary
 and source packages. It also documents the interface between `dselect'
 and its access method scripts. It does not deal with the Debian
- Project policy requirements, and it assumes familiarity with `dpkg''s
- functions from the system administrator's perspective.
+ Projects non-technical policy requirements, which are covered in a
+ related document, and it assumes familiarity with `dpkg''s functions
+ from the system administrator's perspective. As far as the technical
+ aspects go, this document has the weight of Debian Policy.


- It does _not_ describe the policy requirements imposed on Debian
+ It does _not_ describe _all_ the policy requirements imposed on Debian
 packages, such as the permissions on files and directories,
 documentation requirements, upload procedure, and so on. You should
- see the Debian packaging policy manual for these details. (Many of
+ see the Debian Policy Manual for these details. (Many of
 them will probably turn out to be helpful even if you don't plan to
 upload your package and make it available as part of the

	A corresponding change should also be made to the policy
 manual, and I shall propose that after this motion either stands or

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Well, the packaging manual is now incorporated into the policy manual,
so this proposal is basically done.



         Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
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