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Re: Easy third-party package installer for debian-based distributions

On Monday 19 September 2005 00:35, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> (Side note: What's this obsession with Joe User everyone has? If there's
> something _you_ have a problem with when using Debian, shoot. Otherwise,
> synaptic is very easy to use -- even to Joe User).
> On Sun, Sep 18, 2005 at 11:22:30PM +0200, Sami Dalouche wrote:
> > OK, may be an overkill.
> > But what happens with your solution if skype depends on libskype, which
> > is not available from debian's repository ?The user has to download
> > several .debs in order to install a single software ?
> You consider proprietary software developers to be competent enough to
> understand how Debian is supposed to work, and then create and maintain
> policy-compliant packages for their users?
> Hah.
> If they provide packages at all, they'll give you one package you're
> supposed to install. If you're lucky, it may have dependencies via the
> shlibdeps system. That's about it.

As a side effect such broken proprietary packages will possibly feed BTS with 
irrelevant fuzzy bugs. Useless noise.

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