Quoting Navindra Umanee <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> The sections have been clearly separated for a long time. In fact,
> that's whole reason for the beginning of this thread: someone
> complaining that certain software was not in main. I said, there was
> no practical difference and almost everyone jumped on me for saying
> that. Clearly there was a big difference in the minds of people.
I disagree with this. They may have been seperated but not from a
user standpoint. When I first started playing with Debian I only saw
a package list...I payed no attention to main,contrib,non-free...
I considered it to be US and non-US...and that's it.
> If Debian wants to more clearly separate things, why not go the whole
> way and get rid of contrib and non-free altogether? That would send a
> clear nonhypocritical unambiguous message and has the advantage of
> eliminating political nonsense. Though I guess that would require
> modifying the Debian pledge and that means more political stuff.
I can see this for non-free, but not contrib...contrib just needs to
be controlled and should be treated like non-US is.
non-free on the other hand definatly need to be moved off to a seperate
hostname and not included in the base install and whatnot...
for example..you install Debian for the first time (slink) and what does
/etc/apt/sources.list have in it???
deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
why is this? It shouldn't be...it should be just main and possibly contrib
non-free shouldn't even be mentioned except for maybe a new section on
www.debian.org under packages/distribution which talks about how to get
other non-free/non-debian-supported packages.
Ivan E. Moore II Rev. Krusty
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