Hello Frank, * Frank Lichtenheld <email@example.com> [2004-09-26 17:45]: > On Sun, Sep 26, 2004 at 01:05:25PM +0200, Nico Golde wrote: > > * Ben Pfaff <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2004-09-26 12:30]: > > > Nico Golde <email@example.com> writes: > > > > everytime i get the wnpp packages as an email i see loadlin in it. > > > > i dont understand why this is a wnpp because its a program running under > > > > dos and not under linux. > > > > > > Do you think that LILO and GRUB should not be in Debian then? > > > Their most important code does not run under Linux either. > > > > i am not quite shure but as far as i know nothing of the loadlin code > > runs under linux. > > So what? It contains the documentation on how to use the program and > the program itself, so that you can copy it to your DOS partition. > > The real question is, if someone is still using loadlin to boot > Debian. If yes, it's a good reason to distribute the program and how > should we do this instead? The pool is the best distribution method that > we have ... > > So what's exactly your point? If nobody uses the program, nobody will > adopt it and it will be removed from Debian, if someone is interested > in keeping, it will stay in. you are right, but my point is that the list of orphaned packages in wnpp become more and more bigger so there are less people who have a look on the wnpp list with every package which is new on this list. and i think loadlin is one of the packages which can be removed faster. and i dont think there are many people who will get this program out of this pool. because they need to boot linux with loadlin before they can get it. regards nico -- Nico Golde - 310777820@ICQ firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com | http://www.ngolde.de GPG: FF46 E565 5CC1 E2E5 3F69 C739 1D87 E549 7364 7CFF Is there life after /sbin/halt -p?
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