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Bug#698030: debian-policy: document micro binary packages (udebs).

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 08:35:36AM -0800, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Bill Allombert wrote:

> > In that case there could be a udeb subpolicy document maintained by the 
> > d-i team that policy would refer to.

> Yeah, that would be fine with me, even though I still don't see the
> point.

> Is there a git subpolicy describing how git is packaged?  A gnome
> subpolicy about gnome packaging?

> The only difference for udebs is that the work is spread over packages
> throughout the system.  They are still maintained by the d-i team.

That's not accurate at all.  The installer team are consulted on the
question of which packages should be made available as udebs, but for shared
libraries the maintenance of the udeb definitely lies with the library
maintainer, not the installer team.  So it makes perfect sense to me that we
would want the requirements for udebs documented centrally where all
maintainers can refer to them.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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