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Old 05-04-2012, 03:48 PM
Russ Allbery
Default Bug#552688: Please decide how Debian should enable hardening build flags

Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> 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 (rra@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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