[Dict-common-dev] Re: Deadline for ispell dictionaries and wordlists transition to new policy
Rafael Laboissiere <email@example.com>
Sat, 5 Oct 2002 07:08:52 +0200
* Agustín Martín Domingo <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2002-10-03 13:48]:
> Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> >* Agustín Martín Domingo
> >(please Cc me on replies, I'm not subscribed)
> >| In the meantime, please test the system as much as you can. There
> >| are surely some hidden bugs, and we will find some more after the
> >| transition starts, but the most we find before the better. Remember
> >| that we have at the sourceforge staging area packages for nearly
> >| all old style ispell dictionary and wordlist packages (there is
> >| some very new one that might not be there).
> >Why Pre-Depends? At least for the norwegian packages, they don't have
> >a preinst, which means that Pre-Depends work just like Depends.
> Thanks for pointing out that. As a matter of fact the policy says
> nothing about modifying preinst scripts, so that should be valid for all
> IDWP. I am afraid that pre-dependency was left there from the first
> stages of policy reimplementation, when we wanted to run some
> dictionaries-common scripts from packages debconf config files ... until
> we realized that debconf did run them before the package was even unpacked.
> Furthermore, reading the policy document it even refers to the config
> reason, what is clearly false.
> Rafael, Do you remember any other reason we considered for this? What do
> you think?
I cannot remember the details now and, unfortunately, I am going to leave
the town right now for a trip. I will be back at the end of the next week.
I think that you are right, so go ahead and make the necessary changes in
the Policy and packages, please.