Re: Another "testing" vs "unstable" question
On 2004-06-23, Goedson Paixao penned:
> On Wed, 23 Jun 2004 08:40:54 -0600, Monique Y. Mudama
>> Now I'm confused. A search through packages.debian.org turns up
>> gpg4pine and pine-docs, not to mention something called pine-tracker
>> that appears to be a way to check your installed version of pine
>> against the official version ... but no pine.
> You can only find pine in source form because it's licencing terms
> disallow distribution of binaries obtained from modified source IIRC.
> You must apt-get source pine and build the packages yourself.
See, I knew there was a license issue!
Hrm. So either the prepackaged pine to which the OP referred is a
licensing violation, or debian feels strongly enough about some mods to
distribute as source rather than distribute the canonical form?
Well, whatever. I use mutt, so it's academic to me.