Re: "non-free" installer packages in our supposedly Free sections.
* Ola Lundqvist
> Contrib is a perfectly ok place for installers.
I disagree. If I have contrib in my sources.list file, and try
to install a package from there, I expect only Free software to
be installed on my system. That means I should get either:
1) A fully-functional package, which might have been built
with non-free tools, for instance OpenOffice, or
2) A package which does require me to install additional
software to be of use, for instance UAE, or
3) A 'could not be installed' error from apt-get, which would
suggest that the package placed a strict Depends on a
package outside of main or contrib.
In none of these cases I have gotten non-free software on my
system. In the case of the installer packages, especially the
ones which does the installation from their post-installation
scripts, I get non-free software on my system from installing
packages from the sections that should be DFSG-Free software
>> flashplugin-nonfree optional
> This is in contrib!
>> hyperspec optional
> Also in contrib!
>> realplayer net
> I can not find this in the archives.
Quite right, I've messed up these. Thanks for correcting me.