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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal

On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Anthony Towns wrote:

> It might also make contrib a lot harder to
> manage if it's kept, since dependencies on non-free components (which
> is what contrib is for after all) will never be satisfiable as far as
> testing's concerned, and those packages will never be promoted to testing.

Well, then just don't put depends in contrib packages on packages that don't
exist(and never will exist) in debian.

> Personally, I don't think it's feasible or worthwhile to maintain either
> contrib or infrastructure support for non-free if we drop non-free.

No more so than it is now when a contrib packages needs a really-non-free
package, one we can't distribute at all.

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