<br /> Debian GNU/Linux (woody) 3.0r1 Released – Debian Planet

Welcome to Debian Planet

News for Debian. Stuff that *really* matters

These are important Debian sites one should not be without!

  • Official Debian site
  • Package search
  • Mailing list archives
  • Bug reports
  • Debian on CD
  • Debian Weekly News — excellent news source!
  • Unofficial APT sources

  • Developers’ Corner
  • Community
    Need help? You’re not alone on this planet.

  • debianHELP
    (User support site)

  • Debian International
  • DebianForum.de

  • DebianForum.dk

  • EsDebian

  • DebianWorld

  • Debian-Fr

  • MaximumDebian

  • DebianUsers

  • Debian-BR

  • DebianHOWTO (Deutsch)
  • Russian Debian
  • Contribute
    Got that latest or greatest scoop? Perhaps you have some important news for the Debian community? Submit a news item!

    Or perhaps you’ve written a rather ground breaking insight into some aspect of Debian and you feel compelled to share it with others? Knock up a longer editorial article and send it to the editors.

    General feedback should be sent to staff@debianplanet.org

    The place to get help on a Debian problem (after reading docs) or to just chat and chill is #debian on irc.oftc.net.

    Many of the Debian Planet staff live there so pop by and say hello.

    Debian Planet also has its own channel on the same network called #debianplanet.


    DP is sponsored by Xinit Systems.

    Domains paid for and hosted by uklinux.net.

    Buy your Debian merchandise at DebianShop.com.

    Support Debian through Bytemark Hosting. At least £7 will be given for each new account


    Debian GNU/Linux (woody) 3.0r1 Released
    Submitted by robster on Monday, December 16, 2002 – 14:22
    DebianThe latest version of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody) has been released. This revision includes a selection of security and important package updates (and some package removals). All users running Debian GNU/Linux 3.0r0 should upgrade to 3.0r1 via an “apt-get upgrade”. Full details can be found in Martin Schulze’s post
    Category: News

    Control panel

    Comment viewing options:

    Select your prefered way to display the comments and click ‘Update settings’ to activate your changes.

    Subject: I prefer adherance to policy
    Author: Crag
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/12/17 – 23:12
    If the users don’t like the policy, there are ways to get it changed. If the policy is not adhered to strictly, it’s far more difficult to make decisions because noone knows which way is ‘up’.

    Policy should not be law, it should be the map used to navigate the ethereal world of interrelations. When it turns out to be wrong or misleading, it should be changed. All maps should be drawn in pencil. It is not the strictness of a policy but the inflexibility which makes it inapropriate for a group.

    From what I know your analysis of the situation is dead on, but the solution is to fix the policy, not to break or ‘bend’ it.

    [ return ]


    Subject: Policy as law
    Author: hazelsct
    Date: Thursday, 2002/12/19 – 18:13
    I’m not quite sure what you mean by, “Policy should not be law”, I think law is a useful analogy.

    A map is quite different: it’s a representation of something very real, and if inaccurate, that’s because it fails to conform with reality. There is no “reality” here to be different from, only a set of objectives for a functioning system, objectives which vary from person to person, so we come together and agree on “policy” which sort of helps us to meet all of our objectives. Just like a law, except submission is voluntary here.

    Back to law, it is written by imperfect people, and deliberately does not *dictate* its interpretation in every situation. Considerable leeway is given to human beings, in the form of juries and judges, to interpret it according to common understandings, e.g. “Okay, you ran that red traffic light, but with your mother-in-law’s hands around your neck at the time it was understandable, no fine.”

    Why is it that so many people treat policy as a set of unalterable dictates? We’ve made exceptions in the past (e.g. Mozilla M18 upgrade in potato mentioned earlier; hundreds if not thousands of packages are released without conforming perfectly to all aspects of policy), and I hope will make exceptions in the future. This clearly is a situation calling for an exception.

    -Adam P.

    [q->t to email]

    [ Please login, or register ]

    Search articles

    ·News (207)
    ·Features (3)
    ·Site News (9)
    ·HOWTOs (41)
    ·Tips (8)
    ·Opinion (12)
    ·Q & A (18)
    ·Sponsorship (1)

    Log in


    Remember me

    » Register
    » New password

    Debian Security Announcements
    DSA-396 thttpd
    DSA-395 tomcat4
    DSA-394 openssl095
    DSA-393 openssl
    DSA-392 webfs
    DSA-391 freesweep
    DSA-390 marbles
    DSA-389 ipmasq
    DSA-388 kdebase
    DSA-387 gopher

    Latest poll: Favourite bootloader
    Something else/I don’t care

    home · archives · news feeds · about · polls · search · sections · user account

    Powered by the amazing Drupal

    Debian Planet is not officially related to the Debian Project.
    Debian and the Debian logo are trademarks of Software in the Public Interest, Inc.