John Goerzen wrote:
> > The elimination of non-free would
> > break these packages because of dangling dependencies -- requiring their
> > elimination due to our existing policy about broken dependencies. How will
> > your GR prevent that, or will the elimination of non-free also cause the
> > elimination of contrib?
> This Resolution does not call for the elimination of contrib. It does
> remove contrib from explicit mention in the Social Contract, but does
> not call for its removal from the FTP sites.
> The Resolution leaves the disposition of packages in contrib up to the
> FTP archive maintainers.
> Possible options:
> 1. Use installers
> 2. Allow the dependencies to exist anyway
> 3. Remove contrib packages with dependencies so stated in
> 4. Remove the dependencies from debian/control
> 5. Others, at the discretion of the FTP maintainers.
Great. Call for a vote on something so major, and leave for
later the figuring out of how to handle the mess it will create.
Didn't we all get into enough trouble moving from /usr/doc to
/usr/share/doc without a plan that this GR sounds a lot worse?