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Bug#32595: remove obsolete and confusing acquisition methods: harddisk, mounted, cdrom, nfs

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On Sat, Jan 30, 1999 at 06:03:54PM +0000, M.C. Vernon wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Jan 1999, Enrique Zanardi wrote:
> > But dpkg-multicd is more than multiple-cds. There's multi-nfs,
> > multi-mount, ... that replace nfs, mounted, ... 
> > That's why we think dpkg default methods can be removed/extracted to a
> > different package.
> I still use nfs or mounted (I have /sunsite always pointing to sunsite,
> which is where I get my packages from) and dselect. It's always worked
> fine for me, so I feel no need to change.

Don't do that then. But not every Debian user feels the same. As there
are a lot of different methods available, there should be a way to remove
the default ones.
> > > > If you still need dpkg default methods, a proper solution would be to
> > > > extract them to a different package (say, dpkg-defaults), make dpkt-ftp,
> > > > dpkg-mountable, dpkg-multicd, dpkg-defaults, apt ... provide a virtual
> > > > package "dpkg-method" and make dpkg depend on dpkg-method.
> So then I have to download a bunch of packages if I want to grab a package
> of my CD, or use nfs, or ftp for when I want something from incoming....

Two (dpkg and dpkg-defaults) are not a bunch, are they?
I proposed just _one_ new package (dpkg-defaults) that provides all those

> > If some of those options don't work, some are duplicated, and there's no
> > way to get rid of them, that's crowded.
> The ones that don't work should be removed, but there should be backwards
> compatibility in the interface (i.e. people who have used
> cd/ftp/nfs/mounted depending on circumstances should be able to use all of
> these as the need takes them without having to install loads of packages)

As I said, those people will have to install just one new package, not
"loads" of them. And the people that don't use those methods will be able
to remove them. It's all about freedom of choice.

Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

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