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Re: Bug#118294: mutt_1.3.23-2(unstable/ia64): build-depends on a non-US package

On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 03:17:44PM +0100, Cyrille Chepelov wrote:
> Le mar, nov 06, 2001, à 03:14:04 +0100, Bill Allombert a écrit:
> > ¹In France it is difficult to buy CD-rom with non-US in, for example, because
> > they are from Linux Central. And network connection is expensive.
> Linux Magazine has printed and sold all four Potato CDs for 40F, in just
> every good newspaper shop. Availability of non-US is not a problem.

nice to know... Source packages were available on CD ?

> Education of resellers might be a better issue to tackle. Maybe hinting

If they burn CD themselves... If they just import them from Linux Central
they stuck. (like www.ikarios.com)

> those CD vendors who distribute the whole 4-set that they do have a
> marketing advantage against those who just sell US imports may help..

> Besides, with the current cost of cable and ADSL offerings, the old argument 
> about "network connection is expensive" is becoming increasingly moot nowadays 
> (and before you complain, yes, I did once install a RC of potato using my home 
> modem. 38 hours, no less !). Almost everyone can find a decent connection
> and a CD burner, if not at home, then at work, (post-bac) school or by
> acquaintance's homes.

I have a good internet access only at my university, and there is no CD burner there.
Most installs I do, I have no internet access. 

Also ADSL/cable are priced 60 euros by month. I can buy the 3 CD-rom set for 6 euro.
38hours connection is priced 40 euros in France

I am sure there are lots of debian users that still buy CD-rom, because it is much

But it become off-topic, so I will stop here.
Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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