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Re: Unofficial repositories on 'debian' domains


Thomas Goirand wrote:
On 03/05/2012 03:40 PM, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
But before getting there, the question is whether the existence of the
website (and its popularity) poses problem to Debian reputation and/or
to the activity of official Debian multimedia packaging. I think this is
a question for the Debian Multimedia Maintainers (as in

I do think this website hurts Debian, and its user community.
Let me explain, it's based on my past *user* experience.

nobody is forcing you to install the packages of d-m-o, if you have problems with them, report bugs, send patches or simple _do_not_ install them.

Years ago, I was fooled into thinking that d-m.o was there only to
address licensing issues, and bring packages that couldn't go in
Debian. But d-m.o does a lot more, like re-packaging things that
are already in Debian, and working very well there.

i use/used d-m-o alot, because many packages in debian are stripped of codecs, or crippled because of a upstream which doesn't care about patents/licenses.

to expect that any third-party package archive is "stable" enough to survive an debian dist-upgrade is just brave.

Florian Reitmeir
E-Mail: florian@reitmeir.org
Tel: +43 650 2661660

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