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--- Begin Message ---Package: debian-policy Version: 22.214.171.124 Severity: wishlist User: debian-pol...@packages.debian.org UserTags: discussion Tag: patch The requirement of optional packages not to conflict with eachother and not to depend on essential packages are outdated, and appear to stem from a time where someone would actually want to install all of optional. As such, I suggest that this requirement be removed, and only the meaning of optional "packages that you'd want without specialized requirements" kept. The attached patch as an initiation point for discussion acheives this. Don Armstrong -- I shall require that [a scientific system's] logical form shall be such that it can be singled out, by means of emperical tests, in a negative sense: it must be possible for an emperical scientific system to be refuted by experience. -- Sir Karl Popper _Logic of Scientific Discovery_ §6 http://www.donarmstrong.com http://rzlab.ucr.edudiff --git a/policy.sgml b/policy.sgml index ae7149f..7d5a108 100644 --- a/policy.sgml +++ b/policy.sgml @@ -718,25 +718,22 @@ install if you didn't know what it was and don't have specialized requirements. This is a much larger system and includes the X Window System, a full TeX - distribution, and many applications. Note that - optional packages should not conflict with each other. + distribution, and many applications. </item> <tag><tt>extra</tt></tag> <item> - This contains all packages that conflict with others - with required, important, standard or optional - priorities, or are only likely to be useful if you - already know what they are or have specialized - requirements. + This contains all packages that are only likely to be + useful if you already know what they are or have + specialized requirements. </item> </taglist> </p> <p> - Packages must not depend on packages with lower priority - values (excluding build-time dependencies). In order to - ensure this, the priorities of one or more packages may need - to be adjusted. + Packages with prority required, important, or standard must + not depend on packages with lower priority values (excluding + build-time dependencies). In order to ensure this, the + priorities of one or more packages may need to be adjusted. </p> </sect>
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--- Begin Message ---Version: 126.96.36.199 This was fixed recently. -- Sean Whitton
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