Re: cdbs and Build-Depends-Indep
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 00:15:49 +0100, James Troup <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> As I've said before: Policy is either meant to document current
> practice or it's not.
Like most things in life, it is not that simple. In most
cases, policy does document current practice -- but in some cases,
policy can lead towards making Debian a better distribution. In order
to decide whether to put something like the latter into policy, one
has to judge whether the benefits accrued outweigh the costs -- and
making a number of packages instantly bug has a heavy cost, so you
generally see very few examples of the latter.
But just like policy is not a stick to beat people with,
policy only documents current practice is not a stick to beat policy
on the head with either.
Love is a grave mental disease. Plato
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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