Your message dated Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:44:51 -0700
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and subject line Closing inactive Policy bugs
has caused the Debian Bug report #457364,
regarding Reserve package namespace for cross-compiled packages
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Package: debian-policy
Severity: wishlist

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Hi,

following on my earlier informal probe, I'd like to request that package
names matching "*-*-cross" be reserved for cross compilation; the
asterisk stands for any non-empty sequence of characters legal in
package names. Existing packages are considered grandfathered in, as it
is pretty unlikely that we will have an architecture called "fdisk".

Proposed text (to be appended to 5.6.7):

Names ending in "-cross" that have at least two dashes overall are
reserved for cross compilation support, and should not be used directly.

   Simon

- -- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-3-amd64 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
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control: user debian-pol...@packages.debian.org
control: usertag -1 +obsolete
control: tag -1 +wontfix

Russ Allbery and I did a round of in-person bug triage at DebConf17 and
we are closing this bug as inactive.

The reasons for closing fall into the following categories, from most
frequent to least frequent:

- issue is appropriate for Policy, there is a consensus on how to fix
  the problem, but preparing the patch is very time-consuming and no-one
  has volunteered to do it, and we do not judge the issue to be
  important enough to keep an open bug around;

- issue is appropriate for Policy but there does not yet exist a
  consensus on what should change, and no recent discussion.  A fresh
  discussion might allow us to reach consensus, and the messages in the
  old bug are unlikely to help very much; or

- issue is not appropriate for Policy.

If you feel this bug is still relevant and want to restart the
discussion, you can re-open the bug.  However, please consider instead
opening a new bug with a message that summarises and condenses the
previous discussion, updates the report for the current state of Debian,
and makes clear exactly what you think should change.

A lot of these old bugs have long side tangents and numerous messages,
and that old discussion is not necessarily helpful for figuring out what
Debian Policy should say today.

-- 
Sean Whitton

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