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Bug#538665: debian-policy: "Info documents" section is outdated

Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:
> Bill Allombert <Bill.Allombert@math.u-bordeaux1.fr> writes:

>> 1) As written, the policy change induce maintainers to make changes to
>> their packages that will cause them to have a bug. This is not
>> acceptable.

>> 2) As discussed previously, there are ways to tweak the process to
>> avoid this bug while keeping the advantage of this change, and so it
>> should be done.

> I'm happy to add a statement that packages should depend on dpkg (>=
> 1.15.4) | install-info if they contain info documents.  I think that's a
> reasonable thing to do as part of the transition.  Would that address
> these two concerns?

I've neither gotten a reply to this nor has anyone else weighed in who
shares Bill's concerns.  In the absence of any further discussion on this
thread, my intention is to conclude:

* A recommendation (should) for the above-mentioned dependency will be
  added to the new info document section before the 3.8.3 release.

* Bill's other objections haven't met with any other agreement, so the
  consensus is to procede despite them.  To use IETF terms, Bill's in the
  "rough" part of rough consensus.  (I've been there before myself.)

* Policy 3.8.3 will be released as originally planned on Saturday with the
  addition of a recommendation for the above dependency.

If anyone disagrees with this, please say something *soon*.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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