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Re: Discussion - non-free software removal

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 03:03:02PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > our mirror operators have an obligation to carry whatever we want to
> > have them carry;
> non-free is one of the easiest things for mirror operators to drop,
> if they want. All they need to exclude (essentially) is pool/non-free
> from the mirror scripts. (pool/non-US/non-free if they mirror non-US,
> dists/*/non-free, if they want to be thorough and not have confused users)
> This is much easier than not mirroring some specific architectures
> (like GNU/Hurd), or not mirroring some specific suites (like potato,
> unstable and experimental).

But it's still not hard to exclude specific architectures from mirroring,
and not impossible to exclude suites.

(This needs to be repeated over and over again, since a lot of people tend
to run away screaming when they see that the full archive is 70 GB.)

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