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Re: Move proftpd to contrib

Or a new section for packages removed from main due to bugs, but possibly still
desired by some people?  It's safer to have a clear message that "Debian
considers these packages to contain too many bugs for inclusion in the main
distribution, but we are aware that there are some who want to use these
packages anyway."  Something like this would eliminate any blame if people use
those buggy packages, and then have their systems crash or go unstable, or get
hacked.  Any opinions?

							Dave Bristel

On Fri, 17 Sep 1999, Josip Rodin wrote:

> Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999 16:44:46 +0200
> From: Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr>
> To: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@complete.org>
> Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Move proftpd to contrib
> Resent-Date: 17 Sep 1999 14:45:46 -0000
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> On Thu, Sep 16, 1999 at 10:42:36PM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> > This package has been a major source of serious security bugs and
> > indicatiosn are that it will remain as such.  Our Policy states that
> > packages that are not sufficiently free of bugs to meet our standards
> > should not be in main and should be moved to contrib.
> The "contrib" section should not be a dumpyard for buggy packages.
> project/experimenal seems to be the right place for those.
> The Policy should be changed.
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