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Russ Allbery 05-04-2012 03:48 PM

Bug#552688: Please decide how Debian should enable hardening build flags
Jonathan Nieder <> writes:
> Russ Allbery wrote:

>> I believe at this point the dpkg-buildflags solution has proven
>> reasonably successful and is being widely deployed. I think we should
>> confirm that the TC agrees with that approach and close out this bug.

> While I understand that the PR effect would be good, I encourage you
> not to do that. Instead, I'd suggest just closing the bug as
> described at [1]:

> | 5. Sometimes, one side or other is convinced, during the committee's
> | deliberations, by the merit of the other side's arguments. This
> | is a good thing! If it happens, the committee need not make a
> | formal decision


The solution that was chosen was chosen in part because of the tech-ctte
discussion and because of opinions expressed by the tech-ctte members. I
believe it's a case where we would have made a formal decision had the
process been working more efficiently, and that it's worthwhile recording
that decision going forward. I say that in part with my Policy editor hat
on, as there was quite a lot of discussion about this and related topics
in the Policy context and this decision provides some welcome clarity to
how similar situations should be handled going forward.

Russ Allbery ( <>

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