Re: CD/DVD vendors page outdated
Craig Small wrote:
>On Sat, May 19, 2007 at 09:50:57PM +0200, Detlef Niehof wrote:
>> I still don't understand, however, what's the point of
>> listing vendors that distribute "contrib"? After all,
>> "Official CD/DVD" means that "contrib" is always
>> included. I can only guess that the "contrib" tag is
>Official CD is packages found in main, ie they are DFSG-free.
>Contrib is a special CD that has packages found in contrib.
Not quite, no. The official sets contain a substantial chunk of
contrib (222 out of 249 packages for i386) - only packages with
missing dependencies are left out.
>I suppose we could combine the non-free and contrib CD or just call it
>"other stuff". It's probably one for the CD vendors themselves to
>determine as it is probably there now for historical reasons.
I'd drop the mention of contrib altogether, to be honest.
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