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Re: moving contrib & non-free (was: Re: KDE)

Navindra Umanee <navindra@cs.mcgill.ca> wrote:
>Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cs.leidenuniv.nl> 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

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