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[[!meta title="Debian Policy call for participation -- January 2018"]]
[[!tag  debian-policy]]

Looks like there won't be a release of Policy this month, but please
consider contributing so we can get one out next month.  Here's a
selection of bugs:

# Consensus has been reached and help is needed to write a patch

[#685746](https://bugs.debian.org/685746) debian-policy Consider
clarifying the use of recommends

[#749826](https://bugs.debian.org/749826) [multiarch] please document
the use of Multi-Arch field in debian/c...

[#757760](https://bugs.debian.org/757760) please document build
profiles

[#759316](https://bugs.debian.org/759316) Document the use of
/etc/default for cron jobs

[#761219](https://bugs.debian.org/761219) document versioned Provides

[#767839](https://bugs.debian.org/767839) Linking documentation of
arch:any package to arch:all

[#770440](https://bugs.debian.org/770440) policy should mention
systemd timers

[#793499](https://bugs.debian.org/793499) The Installed-Size algorithm
is out-of-date

[#823256](https://bugs.debian.org/823256) Update maintscript arguments
with dpkg >= 1.18.5

[#835451](https://bugs.debian.org/835451) Building as root should be
discouraged

[#853779](https://bugs.debian.org/853779) Clarify requirements about
update-rc.d and invoke-rc.d usage in mai...

[#874206](https://bugs.debian.org/874206) allow a trailing comma in
package relationship fields

# Wording proposed, awaiting review from anyone and/or seconds by DDs

[#582109](https://bugs.debian.org/582109) document triggers where
appropriate

[#610083](https://bugs.debian.org/610083) Remove requirement to
document upstream source location in debian/c...

[#649530](https://bugs.debian.org/649530) [copyright-format] clearer
definitions and more consistent License:...

[#662998](https://bugs.debian.org/662998) stripping static libraries

[#682347](https://bugs.debian.org/682347) mark 'editor' virtual
package name as obsolete

[#737796](https://bugs.debian.org/737796) copyright-format: support
Files: paragraph with both abbreviated na...

[#742364](https://bugs.debian.org/742364) Document
debian/missing-sources

[#756835](https://bugs.debian.org/756835) Extension of the syntax of
the Packages-List field.

[#786470](https://bugs.debian.org/786470) [copyright-format] Add an
optional “License-Grant” field

[#835451](https://bugs.debian.org/835451) Building as root should be
discouraged

[#845255](https://bugs.debian.org/845255) Include best practices for
packaging database applications

[#846970](https://bugs.debian.org/846970) Proposal for a
Build-Indep-Architecture: control file field

[#864615](https://bugs.debian.org/864615) please update version of
posix standard for scripts (section 10.4)


# Merged for the next release

[#299007](https://bugs.debian.org/299007) Transitioning perms of
/usr/local

[#515856](https://bugs.debian.org/515856) remove get-orig-source

[#886890](https://bugs.debian.org/886890) Fix for found typos

[#888437](https://bugs.debian.org/888437) Several example scripts are
not valid.