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Re: assignments

On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 12:14:00PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> On 7/24/06, Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com> wrote:
> >owner 353277 moth@debian.org
> >owner 353278 moth@debian.org

> These two bugs are about moving ndiswrapper and
> ndiswrapper-modules to contrib.

> At one point, I thought that we had been discussing that the
> technical reason that ndiswrapper could not be moved to
> contrib was that cipe depends on it.

> However, looking at the cipe packages, I don't see any dependency
> on ndiswrapper.
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/cipe
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/cipe-common
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/pkcipe

> Also, these packages haven't changed since
> 2004.
> http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/c/cipe/cipe_1.5.4free-9/changelog

> So... those people who were arguing that cipe requires ndiswrapper
> be in main, could you give me some hint as to what you were
> talking about?

I'm not aware that this was ever the claim.  CIPE was cited as an example of
a free NDIS driver that *could* be used with ndiswrapper; but the cipe
packages in Debian are certainly not built for NDIS, they're built for
Linux's native driver interface.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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