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Re: Request for policy clarification



On Wed, 2010-06-16 at 11:30 -0400, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> > 
> Policy is the rules under which people agree to work together.  When you
> have policies that you simply ignore then you end up with people pointing at
> your ignoring of policy as a valid reason for you to ignore policy.  That's
> why I wrote the second stanze about changing policy.  when you update the
> policy to reflect the realities that you face, then you make the policies
> better for everyone who is trying to make better packaging choices.

Right - we've had this discussion before.

Rules have power b/c we give them to them. They are not empowered on
their own.

That is a political-philosophy question :)


> > With a package you have a lot more garbage to maintain - with just
> > adding the dep you can phase it out in an update and not have to add any
> > obsoletes or conflicts garbage.
> > 
> This argument could be used for every compat package in Fedora as well,
> though.  Why don't we ship the openssl compat package and the main openssl
> packages from a single srpm?

B/c the openssl items are not on a horizon that is as a short as
6months.

This problem goes away when samba3x gets fixed.

-sv



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