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 #686143, regarding debian-policy: FHS requirements on "essential" binaries cannot be well defined at distro level to be marked as done.
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--- Begin Message ---Package: debian-policy Version: 188.8.131.52 Severity: normal Tags: patch Proposed additional bullet point to 9.1.1 regarding Debian exceptions to FHS: * The FHS language of "essential" vs. "non-essential" binaries and libraries is local system dependent, and cannot be well defined at the distribution level in a way which would be correct for all Debian installation configurations. Disagreements about whether a file belongs in root (/bin, /sbin, /lib) versus /usr will be resolved by consensus. Ultimately it is the responsibility of the maintainer of each Debian installation to ensure that the libraries and binaries that are essential for their system are available from the root partition. P.S. Should a library or binary file qualify for FHS "essential" placement only if its Debian package is marked "Essential"? -- System Information: Debian Release: 6.0.5 APT prefers stable APT policy: (700, 'stable'), (500, 'stable-updates') Architecture: amd64 (x86_64) Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores) Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash debian-policy depends on no packages. debian-policy recommends no packages. Versions of packages debian-policy suggests: pn doc-base <none> (no description available) -- no debconf information
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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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