Re: Debian Bug#20445 disagree
On Sat, Apr 11, 1998 at 01:16:19PM -0400, Brian White wrote:
> > > > Also, how likely are the current versions of these programs
> > > > to work with future versions of the unstable 2.1 kernel and the 2.2
> > > > kernel that will eventually come from it?
> > True enough. But a Debian 2.1.x package and packages that works with it
> > could be good for seeing and trying out. So you know what debian packages
> > there are and what they provide before you even switch on your modem.
> > OTOH, we don't have a kernel-source package for hamm.
> > So you have made your point, as I have made mine.
> Okay, how about this...
> 2.1 kernel-requiring stuff (and a current 2.1 kernel?) can be included
> under "contrib". This keeps it out of "main" and puts it into the realm
> of "user-beware". (Note: This is not to insinuate that everything in
> contrib is dangerous or anything, but just that you should think at least
> once before installing it.)
I'm not sure how many people think about contrib (I seldom look at the section
when installing software, well, I get suspicious if it is non-free), and it
doesn't quite meet the definition of contrib (more the spirit of extra),
but if you think it is appropriate...
IMO it could even go in a not-dselectable directory on the CD, not listed
in any package file at all. A developer would know where to look, and it
could be mentioned in a readme.new-kernel.
Sure. My only interest is that a 2.1.x kernel is on the CD ;) And I would
not start fighting around for it...
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