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Re: Bug#769273: bsdutils: Dependency on libsystemd0 violates policy

Tim Wootton <tim@tee-jay.demon.co.uk> 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 (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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