[Piuparts-devel] Policy 6.8 unclear wrt to directories?

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Fri Jan 20 12:11:15 UTC 2012

Hi Andreas,

(in general I'd recommend to discuss policy on debian-qa@ or debian-devel@ or 
-policy@ (sigh) - this list has the least number of readers.. but that can be 
a feature too :)

On Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2012, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> as there are quite some packages failing due to dpkg not cleaning up
> directories properly, I'm considering filing a bug with the policy as
> this seems to be unclear how directories are to be handled. But I'd like
> to get your opinion first.

"as usual", I agree & applaud your actions! ;-)
> 6.8 does not mention 'directories' at all, so I consider them as covered
> by 'files' in (2.)

It's also covered by "packages should be good citizens and cleanup after 
themselves". (The good citizens requirement is spelled out it 10.7.3.)



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