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Bug#30972: dpkg: rms dislikes language of prompt for non-free cd

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.4.1

> * The installer complained about the absence of the non-free directory
> on the CD-ROM.  It asked me what directory to use, and I had to answer
> "none".  The implication of this, to a user, is that something which
> should have been prsent was missing.
> I think that should be considered a bug in the installation procedure.
> If someone chooses to distribute only free software, installation
> should not act as if something were missing.

I think he's referring to the cdrom access method of dselect here. I'll bet
this could be corrected by a modification of the language used in the prompt
so it stresses the non-free cd is optional.

-- System Information
Debian Release: slink
Kernel Version: Linux paper 2.0.35 #1 Sun Jul 26 18:14:13 PDT 1998 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii  libc6           2.0.7u-7.1     The GNU C library version 2 (run-time files)
ii  libstdc++2.8    2.90.29-2      The GNU stdc++ library (old egcs version)
ii  ncurses3.4      1.9.9g-8.11    Video terminal manipulation - shared librari

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