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Re: Question regarding policy wording

Bill Allombert <allomber@math.u-bordeaux.fr> wrote:

> 1) The .deb file does not carry the copyright files, which is a bit
> problematic since users can download the .deb from the net and unpack
> it with 'ar x'. Displaying the copyright file of a .deb is made a
> much harder task. This affect packages.debian.org.

Point taken.

> 2) This force a same version dependency which is quite rigid and might
> cause problems (e.g. circular dependencies).

This wouldn't be a problem for the development package of a library.
> 3) Reverting to a directory require maintainer scripts support because
> dpkg will not replace a symlink by a directory.

That's not a very strong argument IMO.

Anyway, I see that my idea isn't a good one, and I'll drop that

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)

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