Posted Sep 2, 2008 18:49 UTC (Tue) by vmole
In reply to: Policy-respecting .debs?
Parent article: Bitten by the Red Hat Perl bug (InfoWorld)
No, I'm suggesting that anyone who isn't willing to read the relevant parts of Policy, and fix the relevant lintian errors, should let someone else build the distro-specific packages. Supplying broken packages is NOT contributing. If you want to contribute to the Linux Kernel, then you are expected to understand how the parts work, and to follow the established coding conventions, even if you don't see the point of them.
And just to be perfectly clear: I don't think you are a bad person for not wanting to invest the time. Lots of people can (and do) create distro packages. They're good at it. You should spend your time doing whatever it is you want to do, and do it well. Better you fix a bug in your code, or add a feature, than worry about Debian shared library permissions.
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