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Re: Debian Pure Blends on www.debian.org


On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 05:25:01PM +0530, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> How about the opposite?  If it is possible to install the blend in a 
> vanilla Debian stable installation, is it then a released Blend?
> DebianParl exists as a Debian Blend, in the form of either...
>   a) a Debian preseeding file
>   b) a shell script to be executed as root

Neither of which is a package in the main area of a stable release's archive
and so not a part of a Debian release. This means it is not released as far
as official Debian is concerned.

> Either form is rendered by the tool Boxer.  The early implementation in 
> Debian stable can compute above forms for an early DebianParl.
> DebianParl as deployed in the European Parliament is a flavor which 
> covers official EU languages, and pulls in non-free parts to enable the 
> crappy wifi on the hardware used in that specific deployment.

Non-free stuff is definitely not part of Debian. See policy, even if it is
packaged in contrib/non-free this is not part of Debian.

> locale requirements vary for pretty much any parliament in the World - 
> and locale-specific task metapackages are too opinionated to be of use 
> (e.g. cover iceweasel but not icedove).

If there was a setup tool packaged that determined requirements and
performed configuration, like the shell script, in Debian main and able to
operate without non-free components, and this is in a stable release, then I
would consider the blend released.

What you have described is *not* a Pure Blend.



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