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Re: Bug#283976: ITP: simnazi -- historical city simulation game, clone of Sim City

On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 01:45:33PM -0500, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> I don't think it's feasible for us to create separate non-at, non-cn,
> non-za, etc. package repositories. It'd just be ridiculous for users in
> one country to assemble a sources.list from lists of packages that may
> or may not be illegal in the 189 other sovereign nations.

It would be feasible for us to put together a non-FOO meta repository.

Each package in the repository would have a list of country code
exclusions (where we believe the package is not ok) and inclusions (where
we believe the package is ok).  Individual operators would decide whether
they want to support the minimal set (believed to be ok in their country)
or the larger set (those not known to be problems).

Cross linking the repositories so they mirror each other in a robust
fashion would be a bit tricky (you need n-way replication which preserves
deletes, and you'd want to declare one of the servers as the master server
for each of the package+versions to make that work), but that's feasible.

This isn't something we support.  But, it's feasible.


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