Your message dated Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:44:51 -0700 with message-id <87o9rlx51o....@iris.silentflame.com> and subject line Closing inactive Policy bugs has caused the Debian Bug report #524461, regarding bless /var/games to be marked as done.
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--- Begin Message ---package: debian-policy x-debbugs-cc: debian...@lists.debian.org, debian-pol...@lists.debian.org sorry for post to the wrong address... On Donnerstag, 9. April 2009, Holger Levsen wrote: > On Montag, 6. April 2009, Russ Allbery wrote: > > I don't see much real benefit in going out of our way to remove > > /var/games and it looks like it would be a bit annoying (at the least, > > require adding purge code to all games that put files in /var/games that > > would usually never be triggered). My inclination would be to say that > > this behavior is fine and perhaps we should officially bless it > > somewhere. > > I've come to agree with this. :-) Now, where to bless it? "9.1.1 File system Structure" has a list of exceptions from the FHS, so it seems it should go there. regards, Holger, who will now make piuparts not complain about /var/games existing after package removal..
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--- Begin Message ---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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