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Re: Bug#515856: Debian Policy released


On Wed, Apr 11 2018, Russ Allbery wrote:

> I'm pretty reluctant to specify this sort of optional target that
> works differently in every package that uses it back in Policy because
> it's really not standardized, nor do I think it's possible to
> standardize.  If we really want to write something down about the
> target, maybe the Developer's Reference would be a better spot?  There
> were a whole host of issues with having this in Policy that were
> resolved by moving it outside the scope of Policy, such as how to
> document dependencies required for running the get-orig-source target.

The Developer's Reference seems like a more appropriate place for a
convention that it is not possible to specify precisely.

Sean Whitton

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