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Re: mass bug filing for unmet dependencies

On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 08:27:47PM -0400, Michael Poole wrote:
> Regardless of whether "works" and "components" mean the same as
> "software," a computer's BIOS is a work, component and software.
> Commercial IM and Microsoft Exchange servers are works and software
> (and a component, but not clearly a component of the Debian system).
> Packages in Debian clearly require those to function.  Why not move
> those dependent packages into contrib?

The bios dependency would affect every package in Debian, which would
conflict with the part of the social contract which specifies "main".

I don't know about where the IM/Exchange packages should be.


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