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Chris Gianelloni wrote: [Tue Oct 11 2005, 04:10:28PM CDT]
> I think the point is that they should match. It was also quite obvious
> after the comments on the thread, that this is one of those things that
> probably won't ever be solved by consensus. Is this not the exact thing
> that the Council is there to do, to make decisions that we cannot agree
> on ourselves?
Um, sort of? The council exists mainly to make cross-project decisions.
I suppose that this issue counts, since it involves both the baselayout
folks and the GDP, but the GDP doesn't really care which logger is
installed by virtual/logger, as long as they know when it changes. As
such, I would say that it's up to the package maintainers (base-system)
to make that decision. Oh, I suppose that if base-system were to choose
poorly, and large numbers of devs were upset, then the council would get
involved, but this issue just doesn't seem that contentious. I've heard
lots of people state that they would rather have logger "foo" as the
default, but those same people will just shrug and install their
favorite if foo isn't chosen. It's just not that big a deal.
If the council chooses to address this issue I'm hardly going to
complain, but I don't really think that it's worth their time.
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