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Re: Official Debian 2.0 CD master images

On Wed, May 27, 1998 at 05:26:54PM +0200, Richard Braakman wrote:
> > Content-Description: /home/dark/debian/override.hamm.nonus
> > [..]
> > > mutt		optional	non-us/mail
> > 
> > This is in main/mail because it's quite free even in the US and the like. 
> > The mutt-i package is another story.
> Oh.  Then why is mutt in non-us? :-)

That's a very good question...

Package: mutt
Priority: optional
Section: mail
Installed-Size: 554
Maintainer: J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@wi.LeidenUniv.nl>
Architecture: i386
Version: 0.91.1-7
Replaces: mutt-i
Provides: mail-reader
Depends: libc6, slang0.99.38, mail-transport-agent
Recommends: mime-support, ispell, urlview
Conflicts: mutt-i
Filename: dists/frozen/main/binary-i386/mail/mutt_0.91.1-7.deb
Size: 263012
MD5sum: 3208e5dee847bc77582554f0ec7d7a28
Description: Text-based mailreader supporting MIME and threading.

Package: mutt-i
Installed-Size: 643
Maintainer: J.H.M. Dassen (Ray) <jdassen@wi.LeidenUniv.nl>
Architecture: i386
Source: mutt
Version: 0.91.1i-7
Replaces: mutt
Provides: mail-reader, mutt
Depends: libc6, slang0.99.38, mail-transport-agent
Recommends: mime-support, ispell, pgp | pgp5i
Suggests: urlview
Conflicts: mutt
Filename: hamm/binary-i386/mutt-i_0.91.1i-7.deb
Size: 329444
MD5sum: e7f9d61cee62caa0d09ab894e9d4042c
Description: Text-based mailreader supporting MIME, PGP and threading.

The reason mutt-i is in non-us is because it contains hooks for PGP compiled
in.  mutt doesn't have them compiled in..

> Hmm, looks like it's an old version that should be removed from non-us.
> The one in main is version number 0.91.1-7.
> Ah, this is already reported as bug #19123.

against non-us.debian.org?

> > [..]
> > > pgp5i		optional	non-us/utils
> > > rsaref		extra		non-us/devel
> > 
> > Why extra for rsaref?  It's not likely to specifically break anything is it? 
> Well, it's marked "extra" in its debian/control file.  And the
> description says: "This package is needed only to build the PGP
> package.  It is not required to use the PGP package."
> If it's only useful for compiling PGP with rsaref, then I would call
> that "specialised requirements".

It's useful for building any RSA-using package that is legal to use in the
US.  I'm not certain ssh does, but then I don't CARE if it does personally.

> > Also, considering the security problems with pgp5, I would suggest that be
> > extra rather than optional.
> What security problems?  The ones I've heard of till now were all
> false alarms.

key escrow--without your knowledge.  That's NOT a false alarm.

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