Bug#676784: Policy §10.5 and .jar file noticeable exception
On 03-08-13 08:40, Charles Plessy wrote:
> 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 (188.8.131.52) 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 <email@example.com> 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>
This should be "gunzip", not just "unzip". The latter unpacks the ".zip"
format, not the ".gz" one, which is significantly different.
> + 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
This end should point toward the ground if you want to go to space.
If it starts pointing toward space you are having a bad problem and you
will not go to space today.