Bug#594274: debian-policy: Don't track generated README documents in VCS
Russ Allbery <email@example.com> writes:
> This was intentional when those files were introduced since rebuilding
> them requires Emacs, and the concern was that not everyone who worked
> on Policy would want to have Emacs installed.
Thanks for the explanation.
I think that Emacs should simply be a build dependency, as Docbook is.
Why would “I don't want Emacs installed” be any more valid than “I don't
want Docbook installed”?
The desire to not *use* Emacs is a valid one; but one does not need
Emacs to edit the README.org source.
> If that's no longer a concern, I can remove the generated files and
> build them from debian/rules by default.
(And add ‘emacs’ to ‘Build-Depends-Indep’, I assume.)
I don't know for whom it was a concern. How will we know if those
concerns are now addressed?
> In the long run, if we're standardizing on Docbook, they should also
> be converted to Docbook.
Sure, at which point Emacs would no longer be a build dependency.
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Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org>