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Debian policy update (

Dear developers, Debian policy has been uploaded today with the following changes…

* An FHS exception has been granted for multiarch libraries.
Permitting files to instead be installed to `/lib/triplet’ and
`/usr/lib/triplet’ directories. [9.1.1]

* Explicitly state that packages may not contain named pipes and should
instead create them in postinst and remove them in prerm or postrm. [10.6]

* `/sys’ and `/selinux’ directories are explicitly allowed as an
exception to the FHS. [9.1.1]

Please read the full Debian Policy document for detail.

A new lintian version should be available soon.

For the Debian Policy team,
— Bill. Imagine a large red swirl here.

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