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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main (was: Bug#353277: should be in contrib)

Robert Millan writes:

> I see.  From http://cipe-win32.sourceforge.net/ :
>   "CIPE-Win32 is a port of Olaf Titz's CIPE package from Linux to Windows NT."
> I think this is the cipe-source package in debian.  If this driver is already
> available, there's no much point in using it via ndiswrapper.

Then please work to revise the DFSG or policy to exclude packages like
ndiswrapper from main.  As things stand, ndiswrapper and its kin
qualify.  Nothing requires software in main to have a point or be the
easiest way to achieve a goal.

Without something to work on, an assembler is just as useless as
ndiswrapper.  Which package(s) in main depend on nasm?  Why not file a
bug report against it, demanding that it be moved to contrib?  (That
is a rhetorical question.  Your answer will probably help you
understand why I said the main reason to push against ndiswrapper is a

Michael Poole

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