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Bug#490819: release.debian.org: section 5(m) of lenny RC policy out of date

On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 03:31:13PM +0200, Julien Cristau wrote:
> Package: release.debian.org

> Quoting from http://release.debian.org/lenny/rc_policy.txt:

> 5. General
> [...]
>   (m) X support
> [...]
>         Packages must not install files in to /usr/{bin,include,lib}/X11,
>         however, they should reference the files by these names in preference
>         to the corresponding /usr/X11R6/ directories.

> This paragraph should be removed, I think (it was already wrong for etch).
> Nowadays, packages must not install files in to /usr/X11R6, and if they
> install files in /usr/{include,lib}/X11 they must pre-depend on
> x11-common (>= 1:7.0.0).

I think the pre-depends is also unnecessary for lenny since this version of
x11-common was in etch and skipping releases is not supported, so we should
not need to encourage maintainers to add this field anywhere that it isn't
already present.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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