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Re: Working on debian developer's reference and "best packaging practices"

>>"Anthony" == Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

 Anthony> On Sat, May 04, 2002 at 09:02:24PM -0500, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
 >> >>"Adam" == Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org> writes:
 Adam> We(Wichert and I) implement features that users want, when we
 Adam> have time.  We implement those that are interesting to us when
 Adam> we have free time.  I don't think either one of us would feel
 Adam> comfortable being led by another group.
 >> Strawman. The policy group shall never propose additions to
 >> dpkg functionality, the way the section shalll be formulated. What
 >> shall be in the section is what the maintainers _must_ have in order
 >> for their packages to be built.  

 Anthony> That statement's a bit ambiguous.

 Anthony> The real question is whether maintainers are meant to build
 Anthony> using the features of dpkg, or the ones listed in

	*Sigh*. Let me see if I can dot the i's and cross the t's. A
 package should be buildable using the bits mentioned in policy. Any
 package may, however, choose to add any extra bits added by dpkg,
 (perhaps buigld depending on a new dpjg version if the change is not
 compatible with older versions).

 Anthony> debian-policy. The former makes sense and works; the latter
 Anthony> means that any new features in dpkg have to go through the
 Anthony> hurdle of debian-policy for no good reason.

	No, it does not, unless we are being stupid.

	{arguments to ossify the status quo deleted]

 Being a miner, as soon as you're too old and tired and sick and
 stupid to do your job properly, you have to go, where the very
 opposite applies with the judges. Beyond the Fringe
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