Re: Contrib on official CD
On 19 Nov 1997 11:49:08 PST Jim Pick (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> It's been troubling me that we ship 'contrib' .deb's on the
> official CD that are dependant on 'non-free' .deb's we don't
Nooo. Not again.
> Obviously, this is stupid.
> My proposal:
> The official CD's should not include 'contrib' .deb's - but
> should include 'contrib' source packages.
> The reason: we include 'contrib' source because it could
> potentially be modified to not depend on 'non-free' stuff, or
> routines could be cut-and-pasted into other free software.
> How's that?
Err. I won't say.
We provide contrib as a service to our users so they won't have to download to whole section and will just have to download packages from non-free instead.
It can be useful behing a 28.8kbps line.
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