Re: contrib and non-free shouldn't be stated in the instructions
Thomas Goirand <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> But explicitly writing everywhere that non-free and contrib aren't part
> of Debian, and explaining why (maybe with a link to the social contract
> page), doesn't hurt. Without such a reminder, some will be fooled.
> Something like this:
> Reminder: As per <a
> Debian policy manual</a>, we kindly remind all backports users that the
> contrib and non-free repositories aren't to be considered part of Debian.
> would be a great addition to the instructions.
The first thing the average end-user is going to ask is "what does that
mean and what implications does that have?" I don't think you can just
say that without explaining more about how that impacts the support they
would receive for that software, etc. The assumption will be that if you
make a statement like that, the software in contrib and non-free will be
treated differently in some concrete way.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>