Re: packaging pine
On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 01:05:37PM -0500, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > Pine cannot go into Debian, not even non-free. It was dropped many moons
> > ago. Search the debian-devel archives several years back if you are
> > interested in details.
> I really hate this kind of FUD, and nothing said in this thread since has
> repaired this dull misconception.
FUD? Please don't go looking to pick a fight.
I merely failed to qualify myself by saying "A binary package of Pine".
I did not feel it was necessary, as I assumed the familiar meaning of
"something is in Debian (or in non-free)" is "as a binary package".
Indeed, at the time I wrote the above I had first looked for pine-src
to see if I could at least direct the poster at it, as I had remembered
it being in Debian. I found it was no longer there. Elsewhere in this
thread it has been pointed out that pine-tracker now provides that
functionality, something that apt-cache search didn't give clear clues
about. It was not at all obvious that pine-tracker replaces pine-src
from the name and description returned:
pine-tracker - Tracks pine uploads.
What the hell does "Tracks pine uploads." mean?
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