Re: Why the GR is not necessary
> > rename "main" to "debian"
> I don't think that works
Actually, it can work if we do several things:
1) make the user do something extrordinary (like -gasp- edit a file)
to get non-free software. (referring to the sources.list; once done,
it's perm for that user)
2) the renaming is a really good idea.
deb http://site/debian stable main
suggests that there's more to come. If there is a main, that implies
the existance of a not-main. I want to avoid that implication entirely.
deb http://site/debian stable debian
is very clean and says it all without suggesting wrongfully that
debian has a connection to non-free stuff. The statement the user
is making is "give me the stable debian from the mirror site/debian".
3) debian as released will -never- release a sources.list on anything
debian calls an official release with the string "non-free" in it.
Not ANYWHERE in that file, not as documentation, not as examples.
I'm saying: apt makes getting non-free easy enough as it is. Let's not
make it effortless, and placing it into default sources.list will do
exactly that. If they want non-free, LET THEM LEARN HOW TO GET IT AND
WILLFULLY ALTER THE CONFIGS.
Jim Lynch Finger for pgp key
as Laney College CIS admin: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.laney.edu/~jim/
as Debian developer: email@example.com http://www.debian.org/~jwl/