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Re: Purposely broken/uninstallable packages in archive

On Thu, Sep 20, 2001 at 09:58:16AM -0400, Norbert Veber wrote:
> If its not to be installed, it should not be in the archive.  This is like
> going to a restaurant and being told not to eat a certain dish under any
> circumstances because you'll get food poisoning.. :)
> Clearly these pacakges are 'data' files, and should be treated as such. 
> They could just as easily be .tar files (or any format, including .deb) 
> inside of an INSTALLABLE .deb..

do you want boot-floppies or not?  because that won't work with

until the next release after woody when debian-installer may become
viable you have to live with these -bf packages as they currently

Ethan Benson

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