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Re: cdbs and Build-Depends-Indep

On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 00:15:49 +0100, James Troup <james@nocrew.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.


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