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Re: Packages removed from frozen

>>"David" == David Starner <dvdeug@x8b4e53cd.dhcp.okstate.edu> writes:

 David> On Tue, Feb 08, 2000 at 09:56:07PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
 >> > What do you mean "dispensation"? You're trying to add a special rule
 >> > that programs can't build-depends themselves, which isn't found or implied
 >> > anywhere in the DFSG or Social Contract. In fact, it contradicts the Social
 >> > Contract, which says we will support our users.
 >> This is a technical issue, and has nothing to do with the Social Contract.

 David> Removing ~40 packages from the archives, several of which have
 David> no good alternatives, is not supporting the users who need
 David> CVSup, PM3, GNAT, SML, Free Pascal, CMUCL, or any of the other
 David> removed packages. It is a social contract issue when a minor
 David> technical issue takes precedence over supporting users.

        *Sigh*. People obviosly can't red, or comprehend,
 english. Pray, where, in the phrase dispensation should not be given
 lightly, do you read remove all code? Huh?

        Not documenting we have 40 odd security holes that can't be
 checked by looking at the source code serves our users even worse.

        Read about the C compiler that included a binary trojan when
 it compiled itself (without the troan ever appearing in the source
 code), or when it compiled login, to see what I mean.

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