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Re: How long is it acceptable to leave *undistributable* files in the kernel package?

@ 18/06/2004 10:39 : wrote Dave Howe :

 At what point does the unpackager/installer become an
 interdependency? most installers come in three forms 1) a archive
 containing the product, and a uncompactor capable of extracting the
 files from the archive, and correctly placing them (possibly under
 the control of a script embedded in the archive) 2) an archive
 containing the product *bonded with* the uncompactor as above 3) a

I have been arguing that such bonding is "mere aggregation" (makes an anthology and not a derivative)

 compiler which takes a "how to install this product" script, a bunch
 of product files, and makes an executable out of them.


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