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Re: Why the GR is not necessary

On Jun 09, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Chip Salzenberg <chip@valinux.com> writes:
> > According to Thomas Bushnell, BSG:
> > > 1) Currently many poeple (as evinced by this very flame war) think
> > >    that non-free is part of Debian.  How can we prevent the average
> > >    new user from getting this impression?
> > 
> > Rename "main" to "debian".
> I don't think that works; as long as the default sources.list contains
> all three parts, the average user will not see the names much at all.

The "default" list, such as it is, does not include all three parts.
I installed potato on a system last week (over the network), and it
specifically asked if I wanted to include non-free in my sources.list;
furthermore, the default answer it offered to that question was "no".

(The defaults for contrib and non-US were yes.)

You can see this for yourself by running the apt-setup program (which
I think is in base-config, but it may be elsewhere).

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