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Re: lenny main contrib non-free

[Holger Levsen]
> in etch, Debian Edu only has a "local" category, while Debian 
> has "main", "contrib" and "non-free". (Actually, they are not part of Debian 
> but Debian provides infrastructure. Anyway...)
> For lenny, I propose we do the same for our lenny (and lenny-test). (And keep 
> etch as it is.) 
> What do you think?

The use of 'local' was forced on us by debian-cd, which refused to add
extra packages that were not in the 'local' category.  If this
limitation is no longer present, I am all for using more sensible
categories.  And if the limitation is still there, I hope someone can
get rid of it. :)

I would actually recommend it is left for lenny+1, as there are plenty
of work to do and no need to fix what isn't broken at the moment. :)

> P.S.: This was triggered by the notion that there is no
> flashplugin-nonfree package in lenny, nor planned for bpo nor
> volatile (afaik). So I was thinking of uploading it to our repo, but
> I didnt (and dont) like the idea of putting packages not suited for
> Debian main into our main (heh!) repo.

Well, if debian-cd is still silly, I recommend you get used to the
idea.  I had to, after spending weeks and weeks trying to get the CD
building back in the woody days with a local 'main' category. :)

Hapy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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