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Re: OT to Debian [Was: RFC/ITP: Constitution of Finland]

Josip Rodin <joy@cibalia.gkvk.hr> writes:
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2000 at 04:46:37PM -0400, Bob Hilliard wrote:
> I don't think that should be the measure. The programs parsing/searching
> those data files are quite small in size compared to the files themselves.
> Existance of specialized programs to read the data isn't the purpose of
> having the data in there in the first place, it's the data itself that's
> important and its features should be the primary criteria of the placement
> of the packages.
> Besides, moving stuff to another section doesn't mean expunging, there are
> little downsides to doing it... making people add another line in their
> sources.list doesn't sound so bad to me.

     The data section probably won't be on the "Official Debian CD".
It would be confusing for people with no, limited, or expensive
Internet access to install dictd or bible-kjv and then find they
couldn't find the data needed by these programs.

     I have only had broadband access for a few weeks, so I am still
sensitive to the dialup problems.

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