Bug#2393: incomplete non-free installation of giftrans, unzip, and zip
James D. Freels writes:
>Package: libc5 giftrans unzip zip
>Version: 5.2.18-1 1.12-6 5.12-11 2.01-11
>Using the present non-free debian tree, a normal installation of the
>packages giftrans, unzip, and zip is not possible from a stable
>(0.93R6) installation of debian. This is because these packages
>require the libc5 package which is currently only available under the
>development tree. Therefore, a user under the stable tree can not
>presently easily install giftrans, unzip, or zip packages.
>The solution to this problem is for the libc5 package maintainer to
>make an a.out version of the libc5 package available under the stable
That won't be enough; the binaries will be ELF and so won't work with
an a.out library.
IMHO the solution is for the non-free directory to contain a.out
binaries linked against the (a.out) libc4, and for there to be a
separate ELF non-free directory.
This applies, ultimately, to almost everything under non-free.
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