Re: Bug#701157: ITP: steam-nonfree --- Installer for the Steam software distribution service
> If it poses problem, I assume that Ubuntu can filter out specific
> packages when they sync up their archive. From a strict Debian
> perspective, steam-nonfree is redundant with the non-free section and
> will likely lead people to think that there is a free alternative.
We had another package steam in the past. Also it is quite common word.
> I don't really understand with what do we need to make a distinction in
> popcon ? In Debian so far the current packaging is not installable, and
Are you sure? Let's see at unmodified package for Ubuntu:
Depends: libc6, libgl1-mesa-dri, libgl1-mesa-glx, xterm | gnome-terminal, zenity
I know people who use this package in Debian without modifications.
(But this is their problem of course.)
> as soon as this one will be available, people are very likely to use it
> instead of wrecking their system trying to install the Ubuntu one.
I hope so.
> And as far as the Ubuntu users are concerned, they don't report to our
> popcon anyway :-)
Yep. But they have own popcon where we can compare packages usage.
(Unfortunately, it is broken now.)
Just for a note:
$ grep ' steam ' ./Popcon/Debian/by_inst
9800 steam 828 282 117 429 0 (Not in sid)
$ grep ' steam-lib ' ./Popcon/Debian/by_inst
64111 steam-lib 5 3 2 0 0 (Not in sid)
$ echo $((828 - 5))