Bug#102213: PROPOSAL] Policy interpretation and exceptions
On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 01:11:09AM -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> Anthony Towns wrote:
> > + The guidelines in this manual are expected to be interpreted
> > + intelligently, with a view to improving the technical quality
> > + of the Debian distribution. Where a guideline in this manual
> > + does not make sense for a particular package, or describes
> > + an inadequate solution, the maintainer should discuss the
> > + issue with other developers via the <tt>debian-devel</tt>
> > + or <tt>debian-policy</tt> mailing lists, with a view to
> > + finding a better solution, or correcting a flaw in policy.
> > + In rare cases a package may be enough of a special case that
> > + it should not follow a guideline and the exception would just
> > + be confusing if listed in this manual itself. In those cases,
> > + a comment to this effect should generally be included in the
> > + package's <tt>README.Debian</tt> file.
> My only gripe with this is that the "In rare cases" bit doesn't ask the
> maintainer to ask on -policy first.
That's what the -devel and -policy sentence was meant to be about. Got a
better way of putting it?
Anthony Towns <email@example.com> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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