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Re: hplip: hp-toolbox advertising?

Matthias Clasen wrote:
On Tue, 2007-03-27 at 21:34 -0600, Bernard Johnson wrote:

Sorry, that wasn't meant to be chronological.

But the fact remains that the package is expected to conform to the
package guideline, which is why there is a mass review, to bring all
core packages into compliance.

The packaging committee is not the sole ruler of all things in Fedora,
and the packaging guidelines are just a tool that has its limits. If
something in the packaging guidelines does not make sense for one of my
packages, I will take the freedom to deviate from the guidelines.

Packaging committee is indeed not the role ruler. The reason why they are called guidelines instead of rules is precisely because there is sometimes a need for exceptions and to give freedom to the package maintainers. However individual package maintainers completely disregarding the guidelines in a arbitrary way is going to be pretty messy.

If there is a justification to deviate from the guidelines it should be brought in fedora-maintainers list. The guidelines might need to changed to accommodate requirements the packaging committee hasn't thought of before or in some corner cases a specific package needs to have a exception which should be documented within the spec file itself. Can you do this?


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