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> > 1. FSF's address is always in the source package.
> In the file COPYING, so if that's missing they won't have the address :-)
Missing source? This is about free software!
> > 2. To install the binary package, you need a Debian system (well, you just
> > need dpkg, should we make dpkg package to Depend: on base-files, for
> > non-Debian systems?).
> Well, a binary package can be unpacked with ar and tar. Will "file foo.deb"
> on a non-debian system report it as an ar archive?
> If a binary package does wander to non-debian systems, either as-is or
> by reckless copying fof partsof a debian system, it's likely to be
> without source as well. In the case of Xconq it will probably still
> have the copyright file, because that's in the same directory as the
> docs. Xconq is very hard to learn without the docs.
But then *we* would not be the guys distributing the .deb without the
source, but somebody else.
> If that happens, I do think someone should write someone, and it might
> as well be to the FSF :-)
It would be better not to bother the FSF for this little thing.
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