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Re: scripts to download porn in Debian?

On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 09:30:46PM +0100, Florent Rougon wrote:
> Tristan Seligmann <mithrandi@mithrandi.za.net> wrote:
> > Firing up a normal web browser to view Sexy Losers with is not much
> > harder than using Dosage to download it. This doesn't take away from the
> > idea of having a separate package, of course.
> If the trend to put "unsuitable material" in -off packages arises
> enough, it won't take kids ages to master
> "grep-available -Pe -s Package '.*-off$'", methinks. IMO, this
> half-assed proposal will have exactly the opposite effect of what its
> proponents are purportedly trying to achieve: it will facilitate the
> Quest For Unsuitable Material.

I'm not really in favour for this proposal but would you at least read
the rest off the thread. Splitting the packages off makes it easier for
the person responsible for installing packages (i.e. the one with root)
to decide what goes and what doesn't. Specifically in this case it
allows the parent to install dosage for his kids, but without options to
download more sensitive material.

> If you add the other, hidden half of the proposal, which was brought up
> in the hot-babe thread, i.e. creating special versions of the Debian CDs
> with controversial contents removed and lock you kids forever in the
> computer room without Internet access, then you have won; you might as
> well chop their head off, which has always been a very efficient way to
> prevent people from seeing porn. Otherwise, they will find a place with
> Internet access and download the -off packages (they might even report
> bugs so that -off becomes an official task for easier access).

Doesn't pertain to this proposal, and in any case that hot-babe thread
has enough discussion on the subject.


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