On Fri, Jul 27, 2001 at 12:17:59PM -0400, Noah Meyerhans wrote: > On Thu, Jul 26, 2001 at 04:49:26PM -0600, John Galt wrote: > > > > You have a major hole in this: there were four sections at one time, > > main, contrib, non-free, and non-US. Non-US got split into subsections a > > couple of years ago. Originally, there was no non-US/main, simply non-US. > > BTW, IIRC this is when the auto-pgp issue came to a head, thus auto-pgp > > went into contrib BECAUSE IT DEPENDED ON NON-US. Not because it depended > > on non-US/main, non-US/non-free, or even non-US/ask_somebody_who_cares. > > That is absolutely not true. auto-pgp would have to go in *non-us/main* > due to its dependency on a package from non-us. Not contrib. > non-us/main is part of Debian. auto-pgp was put in contrib due it's > dependency on "gpg | pgp". Nowhere in policy is it stated that packages > that depend on packages from non-us/main can not be part of Debian. > > Therefore, if we follow this precident, then the printool package that > is the subject of this thread must also go in contrib. Egads. This situation with auto-pgp looks all wrong from where I'm sitting. auto-pgp has dependencies|reccomends that can be *completely* satisfied by packages in main[|non-US/main] and therefore should be placed into main [|non-US/main]. The fact that the dependencies can *also* be satisfied by a package in non-free ought to be beside the point. -- Ferret I will be switching my email addresses from @ferret.dyndns.org to @mail.aom.geek on or after September 1, 2001, but not until after Debian's servers include support. 'geek' is an OpenNIC TLD. See http://www.opennic.unrated.net for details about adding OpenNIC support to your computer, or ask your provider to add support to their name servers.
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