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Re: Debian Bug#20445 disagree

On Thu, Apr 09, 1998 at 09:54:57PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 09, 1998 at 01:09:39PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> > Brian White <bcwhite@verisim.com> wrote:
> > > The subject in question is whether to include these packages in "stable".
> > > "unstable" will include them for sure.
> > 
> > I think they are appropriate for "stable" provided they are classifed
> > as "Extra".  That is what the "Extra" priority is for, after all.
> I happen to agree. And we also need a 2.1.x Kernel package. 
> Brian, here in Germany, every Megabyte you have to download is costing real
> money. A lot of money. Please put as much on the CD as possible. Declare it
> extra, put it in an unstable dir, put warnings all over the place, but
> please include it.

Why not just include a tarball of the source rather than as a debian
package.  Then people can't complain that Debian messed something up since
they did it all by themselves.   To make the kernel-source package all they
would have to do is download the diff.gz and do that dpkg-source,
dpkg-buildpackage thing.

If we have room for the 2.1 kernel I think we should put it on since it will
save people downloading about 11MB (or 9.5? for the bz2 version).


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