Bug#196367: debian-policy: clarify what to do about priority mismatches
On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 01:52:58PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> Every so often, somebody encounters the bit of the policy manual that
> Packages must not depend on packages with lower priority values
> (excluding build-time dependencies). In order to ensure this, the
> priorities of one or more packages may need to be adjusted.
> Seeing the "must", they then go and file a bunch of serious bugs.
And since we do make mistakes here, and since any change can cause a
"ripple-effect", making other packages suddenly violate this clause,
and since violations of this are both quite harmless and hard-to-spot,
how about we change it to not be a "must"? Then the ftp-masters can
still try to ensure that it holds true, but people won't freak out
Maybe something like: "Packages are not supposed to depend on...".
And "...packages may need to be adjusted or overridden by the
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