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Re: [PATCH] better handling of non-free CDs

Le Mon, Jun 05, 2000 at 02:16:40AM +0100, Steve McIntyre écrivait:
> The following patch does something I've wanted for a while: move
> non-free binary packages off onto an extra separate final CD. This
> makes life much easier for those of us trying to keep images around
> for multiple options. Please try it out.

I understand the motivation for this patch, however I'm concerned by a
number of problems (I haven't yet completely checked your patch) :
- what about contrib ? I mean if nonfree is not set, packages in contrib
  would have broken dependencies and thus are not included in the main
  CD set. However some packages of contrib are since they may only
  recommend some non-free programs... should we try to get them on the
  extra non-free CD ?
- what about self-consistency of the first CD if you push all non-US on 
  it ? it will take many MB to get all non-US and the dependencies. It may
  take some place that would be better used by packages needed for tasks-*
- I want that we keep the possibility to merge main & non-free on the same

And your point of view for the various CD sets is wrong. You said :
binary 1 with/without non-US
binary 2 & 3 completely free

Keep in mind that if you don't include non-US on the first CD,
you'll have more space and thus you'll put in more packages and that's why
binary 2 & 3 will differ between the US and non-US version...

Raphaël Hertzog -+- http://strasbourg.linuxfr.org/~raphael/

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