Hi dear FTP-masters, after a short IRC talk with Alexander, let's resend this email to FTP-masters, with a proper subject. So please take a look below for the background, but in short form this would be: what about mirroring the win32-loader.exe Windows™ executable (from the win32- loader package) in our mirrors pool for the all the poor remaining Windows users out there to have a clearly defined place to download win32-loader.exe? Le Wednesday 20 October 2010 19:48:42 Otavio Salvador, vous avez écrit : > On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 3:17 PM, Samuel Thibault <email@example.com> wrote: > > Otavio Salvador, le Wed 20 Oct 2010 14:42:16 -0200, a écrit : > >> > * New goodbye-microsoft.com ? That website once installed Debian; now > >> > it's gNewSense that gets proposed. There is also get.debian.net, > >> > which had not the win32-loader.exe until recently. It gained a > >> > "debian.exe" which is apparently the goodbye-microsoft.com gnewsense > >> > installer (customized win32- loader 0.6.13). So I think a canonical > >> > place for win32-loader-standalone.exe would be nice. get.d.n ? under > >> > d-i.d.o ? Opinions ? > >> > >> Personally I think that it ought to be in the mirrors. Maybe it could > >> use same way we do for loadlin and other stuff. > > > > Indeed, that'd be in http://ftp.debian.org/debian/tools/ then. The way > > loadlin does it is running > > > > dpkg-distaddfile loadlin.exe byhand - > > > > from debian/rules. Note however that "byhand" indeed means that you > > need to give cookies to Ganeff to get him install the file by hand, so > > avoid doing it too often. > > As you can read above we're discussing how to deal with win32-loader. > I think it should be on the mirrors but maybe we're missing something > here that might cause problems. > > Please comment on that. Cheers, OdyX -- Didier Raboud, proud Debian Developer. CH-1020 Renens firstname.lastname@example.org
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