Re: moving contrib & non-free (was: Re: KDE)
Navindra Umanee <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Wichert Akkerman <email@example.com> wrote:
>> My current favourite is moving contrib and nonfree to nonfree.debian.org
>> (or nondfsg.debian.org), and asking our mirrors to mirror that as
>> /debian-non-free (or /debian-nondfsg). That way will continue to make
>> everything available to our users, while having a ftp.debian.org with
>> only our official distribution (ie main).
>And all of this justs goes to illustrate how ridiculous and needlessly
>time consuming this whole matter is. Like someone else mentioned,
>this is a step backward from a nice, simple, unambiguous situation.
>I see little evidence that people are thinking that Debian endorses
>non-free and contrib software. One person stated that he could not
>make the difference in dselect and that apt fetches contrib/non-free
>by default, so perhaps you want to make this clearer (eg, better
>documentation/presentation) on the dselect/apt end although I
>personally do not see a need.
I second Navindra's statement. We just finished our first release
cycle with the current directory layout. I don't think it is broken,
and I don't think we should "fix" it.
- Jim Van Zandt