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Re: KDE in Debian: suggestion for resolution



On Wed, Sep 09, 1998 at 09:43:21AM +0000, Joseph Carter wrote:
> [ a couple people getting this message are getting a Bcc, please see below ]
> 
> On Tue, Sep 08, 1998 at 04:15:56PM -0700, John Lapeyre wrote:
> > 	Can we have a debian maintainer maintain KDE packages for KDE for
> > distribution  by KDE and _not_ by any debian ftp sites, or CD's.
> 
> This is essentially what is being asked for.  KDE distributes .debs on their
> site as they do .rpms, so Debian not distributing them additionally seems
> like a fair way for Debian to say "we don't like what you're doing and can't
> take responsibility for helping you do it because of possible legal
> backlash" and doesn't really hurt KDE unless they really want to be included
> with Debian.

Last time we discussed this it seemed the KDE KDE*.debs were not
at all policy compliant, and installed themselves in /opt.
I guess that's ok, or maybe it isn't.



Hamish
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