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Subject: new policy revision
From: Manoj Srivastava <>
Organization: The Debian Project
Date: 29 Jun 1999 16:37:06 -0500

Hi folks,

        At long last, I have created a new policy version, the one
 that is destined to be version As promised, I am not
 uploading this package, but presenting it here in order that people
 have a first look at it and make sure I have not made major



Format: 1.6
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 14:57:47 -0500
Source: debian-policy
Binary: packaging-manual debian-policy
Architecture: source all
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Manoj Srivastava <>
 debian-policy - Debian Policy Manual and related documents
 packaging-manual - Debian Packaging Manual
Closes: 21969 28747 37257 37338 37345 37713 38212
 debian-policy ( unstable; urgency=low
   * This is a test version of the policy package, and shall not be
     officially uploaded.
   * Merged in the packaging manual sources (we still have two separate
     .deb packages)
   * Multiple minor packaging tweaks.
   * [ACCEPTED 1998/05/01] Policy clarification about Standards-Version
     Added the clarifying paragraph (and the rationale in a footnote).
     closes: Bug#21969
   * [ACCEPTED 1999/04/05] Policy note that GPL moved to
     /usr/share/common-licenses. Again, also added the rationale as a
     footnote. closes: Bug#28747
   * [ACCEPTED 1999/05/04] Libtool archive (*.la) files in -dev' packages
     closes: Bug#37257, Bug#37338
   * [ACCEPTED 1999/04/28] Logrotation. Standardizer on logrotate.
     closes: Bug# 37342
   * [ACCEPTED 1999/05/23] Rewrite of section 5.7 (Programs for the X
     Window System) closes: Bug#38212
   * [ACCEPTED 1999/05/15] Separate menu policy (like virtual package list)
     closes: Bug#37713
   * [ACCEPTED 1999/05/09] Adopt the FHS in place of FSSTND
     Changed all references to the proper FHS versions. This was a first
     scan, so some references may still need to be changed. closes: Bug#37345
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 Cut down the forest, not just a tree. Out of the forest of desire
 springs danger. By cutting down both the forest of desire and the
 brushwood of longing, be rid of the forest (pun on the word
 "nirvana"), bhikkhus. 283
Manoj Srivastava   <>    <>
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Subject: [Debian Weekly News] Debian JP News 1999/6/22 - 1999/6/28
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 21:07:59 +0900
From: Katsura S. Yoshio <>


This is the recent news [6/22/1999 - 6/28/1999] from Debian JP

* Bug stamp-out list plotter (debian-users)
Ken Nakagaki posted a Perl script to visualize the critical buglist
submitted by Wichert.  It plots the below lists:
	* New BUG cumulative number
	* Modified BUG cumulative number
	* Not-modified and remain BUG number
	* The all release critical BUG number
	* All BUG cumulative number

(The script)

(The PS gzipped results)

* merge xfree86-xtt (debian-devel)
Mutsumi Ishikawa proposed the scheme for merging xtt to potato.

* file-kanji and file2 (debian-devel)
 The discussion of the alignment between Debian JP packages and Debian
packages.  For example, Debian JP once had a package called file2, and
when it was uploaded to Debian, its name was changed to file-kanji.
So now we have the very same packages except their names.

 Can we write like the below?

Conflicts: file2
Replaces: file2

Note file2 appears only in Debian JP, not in Debian.

Can't we set the dependency on the packages which are not in Debian
but in Debian JP?

*  Applying newer license to older vim (debian-devel)
Taketoshi Sano confirmed the vim 3.0 license (jvim is based on vim 3.0
for present).  Backward compatibility of the license is agreed with vim
author and Sano-san will upload new license jvim to Debian.

*  Package description translation (debian-doc)
Japanese translation of Package description is now ongoing.

* Debian developers Reference translation (debian-doc)
Yoshizumi Endo expresses the will to translation.

Thanks a lot for the below contribution from Debian JP project:
Proofread: Atsuhito Kohda, Ryuichi Arafune, Masayuki Hatta

Best Regards,  K.S.Yoshio
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