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Bug#676784: Policy §10.5 and .jar file noticeable exception

tag 676784 pending

Le Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 10:13:37PM +0900, Charles Plessy a écrit :
> Unless there is objection, I will add the note in parenthesis as a
> non-normative change, and then mark the bug pending.

Hello everybody,

here is what I pushed.

diff --git a/debian/changelog b/debian/changelog
index fe4a858..bc23f5c 100644
--- a/debian/changelog
+++ b/debian/changelog
@@ -51,6 +51,7 @@ debian-policy ( UNRELEASED; urgency=low
     Closes: #704657.  Thanks, Philipp Hahn.
   * Replaced non-standard names of dpkg states by normalised ones.
     Closes: #705403
+  * Clarify what is meant by "compressed" in section 10.5. (Closes: #676784)
  -- Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org>  Sat, 03 Nov 2012 15:32:46 -0700
diff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml
index 953d5d2..cb1093f 100644
--- a/policy.sgml
+++ b/policy.sgml
@@ -8853,7 +8853,9 @@ ln -fs ../sbin/sendmail debian/tmp/usr/bin/runq
-         A symbolic link pointing to a compressed file should always
+         A symbolic link pointing to a compressed file (in the sense
+         that it is meant to be uncompressed with <prgn>unzip</prgn>
+         or <prgn>zless</prgn> etc.) should always
          have the same file extension as the referenced file. (For
          example, if a file <file>foo.gz</file> is referenced by a
          symbolic link, the filename of the link has to end with


Charles Plessy
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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