Request For Candidates: Application Review Board

Barry Warsaw barry at
Mon Aug 30 18:38:50 BST 2010

On Aug 29, 2010, at 10:04 AM, Rick Spencer wrote:

>On Sun, 2010-08-29 at 01:43 +0200, Michael Bienia wrote:
>> On 2010-08-27 16:37:14 -0700, Allison Randal wrote:
>> > - Allow no maintainer scripts in PRAs.
>> No maintainer scripts (postinst, prerm, etc.) at all? Or no developer
>> written maintainer scripts?
>I think the 2nd one.
>BTW, for reference, here's a rules file generated for a quickly app:
>#!/usr/bin/make -f
>DEB_PYTHON_SYSTEM := pysupport
>include /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/
>include /usr/share/cdbs/1/class/
>include /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/

The thing to do in the long term is probably to define a declarative language
that a packager could use to accomplish whatever critical tasks are necessary
in a safe and controlled way.  The above is actually almost there, though
there's a big back door exposed by the hash-bang line <wink>.

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