Re: Bug#769273: bsdutils: Dependency on libsystemd0 violates policy
Tim Wootton <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> My understanding was this is the correct approach unless doing so
> breaches policy, which this (and apparently many others ) does.
No, priorities for library packages are basically ignored. They've
essentially never changed how we choose compilation options in the past.
> I was just trying to point out that there seem to be 3 possible
> solutions here, one of which nobody else had mentioned:
> 1) Remove the dependency
> 2) Fix the policy
> 3) Blunder on as-is and keep having people point out policy violations.
While 2 is the right course of action, Debian has been doing 3 for the
last ten years, so it has the power of precedent. :)
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>