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Re: vrms and contrib installers

bts@alum.mit.edu (Brian T. Sniffen) a tapoté :

> Mathieu, your habit of cutting context before replying makes long-term
> conversation with you impossible.
> Mathieu Roy <yeupou@gnu.org> writes:
> > It must be possible to remove an installer without removing the
> > installed software. That's not what is asked here.
> It is possible: remove the package without purging it.  If you want
> the installer and the installed non-free software gone, purge the
> package.
> You have not studied this issue even enough to make factual
> complaints.

My request to fix the issue we discussing is to force the installer to
build a debian package for the software they install. Whether or not
removing the installer may be, with or without --purge, removing the
installed software is irrelevant. 

What is asked is the ability to remove/track non-free software with
the usual debian tools (dpkg, vrms). 

I do not know if your mailer have troubles to follow the thread but
when I said "That's not what is asked here", I was not expecting a
confirmation of this possibility.

Mathieu Roy
  Not a native english speaker: 

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