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Re: Netscape on Alpha?


On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Andrea Mennucc wrote:

> what about uploading that package to the debian archives, in 
> non-free? 

Do the license of Compaq and the Debian policy allow this? Presumably a
debian-maintainer with access-permission for uploads has to do this?

The package is 16.6 MB large and this is the dpkg -I output:

 new debian package, version 2.0.
 size 16583190 bytes: control archive= 6444 bytes.
       0 bytes,     0 lines      conffiles            
    1582 bytes,    38 lines      control              
   15331 bytes,   197 lines      md5sums              
     257 bytes,     8 lines   *  postinst             #!/bin/sh
     194 bytes,     6 lines   *  prerm                #!/bin/sh
 Package: netscape
 Version: 4.7-4
 Section: alien
 Priority: extra
 Architecture: alpha
 Installed-Size: 34054
 Maintainer: Kerstin Hoef-Emden <khe@alphons.emden.local>
 Description: Netscape prebuilt for Alpha Linux
  The Alpha Tru64 Unix version of Netscape, which runs on Alpha Linux.
  Requires COFF support in the kernel.  There may be problems running
  due to differences in the thread models between Tru64 Unix and Linux.
  This RPM embeds the instructions at
  Includes some Compaq Tru64 Unix libraries.
  Disclaimer of Warranty:
    The products and product information furnished hereunder are
    "AS IS" without warranty, service or support of any kind.  You
    all risks as to the quality or performance of the products and
    responsibility for any costs associated with the service or support
    of the products.  COMPAQ disclaims all implied warranties including,
    without limitation, all implied warranties of merchantability and
  Limitation of Liability:
    In no event will COMPAQ be liable for any damages whatsoever,
    loss of data or use, lost profits, or any incidential or
    damages arising out of or in connection with this agreement or the
    or performance of the products, whether in an action of contract or
    tort including negligence.
  Repackaged to install files directly rather than by running a script
  to unpack a tar file.
  Moved install directories from /usr/local/... to /usr/lib/... to match
  RedHat 6.1 for Intel.


During surfing sometimes small windows (that annoying commercial stuff) 
pop up without the window frame elements to close them again (fvwm2) and
long term surfing may end up in a crash, but it is more stable than
Mozilla M14. 

Best wishes,



Dr. Kerstin Hoef-Emden			Gyrhofstr. 15
Universität zu Köln			50931 Köln
Botanisches Institut			Germany

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