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Re: Moving contrib and non-free of master.debian.org

On Thu, 24 Jun 1999, John Lapeyre wrote:

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 : 	It already requires an extra word in sources.list.  Does moving the
 : word to a line of its own improve things?; is it worth all of the effort ?

For the official debian site(s), I think it does.

 : 	Besides, there can be tools down the road that ping mirrors and find
 : non-free mirrors and download from all of them transparantly.


 : 	Also, I suppose a reasonable fraction of users get packages from
 : mirror sites.  They are not going to use two host names.  They will either
 : put everything together or leave non-free out entirely.

As a mirror maintainer I understand this quite well.

Nathan Norman
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