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Re: [Mono-dev] [mono-packagers] Mono 2.4 Preview Packages forDebian/Unstable(now also for AMD64)



On Thu, 2009-06-04 at 05:13 -0600, Ray Wang wrote:
> >>> On 6/4/2009 at  3:52 PM, in message
> <1244101946.32352.1.camel@osc-franzibald>,
> Jo Shields <directhex@apebox.org> wrote: 
> 
> 
> great! thanks, what the dfsg means btw? :)

The Debian Free Software Guidelines are the set of core rules which
packages must adhere to in order to be included in the Debian
distribution. See http://www.debian.org/social_contract

When a package version includes "dfsg" in the name, it generally means
that the source tarball provided by upstream was modified in order to
meet the DFSG - for example, deleting binary-only bundles, or non-Free
source code. Mono releases have been hit & miss on this front - some
releases require +dfsg modifications, others don't. 2.0.1 did not need
changing, 2.4 required HEAVY hacking - apparently 2.4.2 will be largely
fixed.

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