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Re: Bug#72941: general: non-free packages should have special info in description.

On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 05:54:21PM +0000, Marc Haber wrote:
> >evaner> non-free packages should have some indicator (in description or what-have-you) of why they don't follow DFSG so that CD vendors and all others conserned know why they're not in main.
> >evaner> 
> >
> >I believe this is in the file
> >/usr/doc/{packagename}/copyright
> >for each package, according to policy (v.
> >
> >  2.1.6. Further copyright considerations
> >  ---------------------------------------
> >
> >     Every package must be accompanied by a verbatim copy of its copyright
> >     and distribution license in the file
> >     /usr/share/doc/<package-name>/copyright (see Section 6.6, `Copyright
> >     information' for details).
> But to read that, you'll have to download and install the package.

dpkg or apt-cache will show you `Section: non-free/*' even if the package is
not installed... maybe not prominently enough, but they will.

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