Re: Bug#4078: lynx should be in `contrib'
Lars Wirzenius writes:
> > Can't we find a way to keep programs like this an official part?
> We can say that contrib is an official part of Debian. And non-free as well.
> They have different support policies, but that's true wherever they are.
> I don't really see a need for a change here, but I leave that for others
> to argue.
I see. But then I think we should make a difference between binary-only and
packages like LyX for which we have the source except that one library.
BTW are there other reasons for packages to go into contrib?
And another question: Is it really a good idea to have one (release
independent) tree for contrib resp. non-free. Wouldn't it be better we have
contrib-1.1, contrib-1.2, etc.?
And finally we should that scan the rex tree for all these packages to move
them. As I understand all motif software belongs into contrib, too. And how
about the netscape installer?
> I forgot to ask about m68k, sparc, mips, and ppc. :-)
> (But I guess everyone got the point, anyway.)
> It may be just a matter of opinion. I don't think I have any further
> arguments, so it seems I can't convince you that it isn't discriminatory.
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