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Re: vrms and contrib installers (was: Re: "non-free" software included in contrib)

Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 01, 2003 at 02:00:58PM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> > On Monday, Sep 1, 2003, at 12:38 US/Eastern, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
> > 
> > >He might even be running vrms - and vrms
> > >will not complain about the non-free software he has installed!
> > 
> > Then file a bug report (on vrms). Perhaps it'd even be useful if 
> > installer packages somehow marked that they've installed non-free 
> > software, then vrms could look at that.
> Random package:
> Provides: non-free-installer
> vrms:
> Conflicts: non-free-installer
> Done.

won't work:

you install the installer, vrms gets removed. you run the installer, and
then dpkg -i the resultant .deb. you --purge the installer, and install
vrms again.

you now have a non free package _and_ vrms installed, and vrms _still_
is not telling you about it.


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