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Re: Considering packaging: Microsoft Web Font pack

*- Raul Miller wrote about "Re: Considering packaging: Microsoft Web Font pack"
> John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org> wrote:
>> When you download a .zip, it's not transferred unchanged.  There are TCP/IP
>> headers added to each packet.  The file transfer protocol (FTP, HTTP, etc)
>> adds stuff to it.  .deb simply adds stuff as well.  How's that different?
> That's different because it's on a different layer.  There is no file
> at that layer.
> More generally, I think this falls in the category of "if the author
> doesn't want us to distribute it, or if we don't feel it's right for us
> to distribute it, we don't".

>From an outsiders point of view why not just make a wrapper package
like the old netscape or rvplayer ones.  Have the user download the
file before hand and then let the package extract and install it.  

"Never criticize anybody until you have walked a mile in their shoes,  
 because by that time you will be a mile away and have their shoes." 
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