Re: dopewars do we need such a game in debian distribution?
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Lennart Sorensen wrote:
| On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:22:08PM +0100, Holger Levsen wrote:
|> and while you're at it, please remove the various tea-timers too. One
|> tea party was enough.
| How about those bible texts. Better get rid of those. Some awful stuff
| in those too.
| kraptor has you killing people (seems worse than dope to me), and I am
| sure there are lots of others as well.
| I bet the password test/crack tools are illegal some places too. THey
| better go too then.
| Len Sorensen
I do feel like a prude for saying it, but I was pretty taken aback when
I saw this in the repository for the first time. But, I can respect that
Debian has one of the largest repos of any gnu/linux distribution, and I
think that it is Debian's job to have as many stable packages to offer
users as possible - not to filter out what some people may find
inappropriate or inferior (if that were the case - the KDE/GNOME debates
and browser flame wars would have destroyed us).
That said, I can't say I have much respect for those who wrote, ported,
package, or play this game. It's just dumb.
So I don't like it it, but I don't think it should be removed from the
repositories. Good sysadmins will make sure not to install something
like this on a work or family machine, which is easy enough (the way
apt* and any package manager works, the sysadmin must manually and
specifically select such a package).
And I don't expect Debian will start pushing dopewars down the throats
of those who don't want it any sooner than they push IceWeasel on Konqi
fanboys or Blackbox on the Fluxbox fanboys.
Matthew K Poer
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