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Re: Contrib on official CD

On 19 Nov 1997 11:49:08 PST Jim Pick (jim@jimpick.com) 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
> ship.

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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