Re: Why dpkg insists installing my local deb as non free?
I am forwarding the acknowledgement by developer to my bug report. As you can
see the situation is still the same (broken).
One major problem is that I am not a devel (I only applied to be).
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To: Shaul Karl <email@example.com>
Subject: Bug#67500 acknowledged by developer (ftp.debian.org: tkman should be
in main and not in non-free)
References: <20000720212939.B13288@gaia.iki.fi> <E13FIEF-0004bz-00@rakefet>
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From: Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <email@example.com>
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Subject: Re: Bug#67500: ftp.debian.org: tkman should be in main and not in
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tkman is not in unstable, so this is not something that we can fix.
You may upload your package, in which case it would eventually get in
main, assuming it's clean.
(And in any case, we cannot move a package from non-free to main just
by editing the override files. The maintainer will have to make the
appropriate upload first.)
I'm closing this bug.
On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 06:27:12PM +0300, Shaul Karl wrote:
> Package: ftp.debian.org
> Version: 20000718
> Severity: normal
> [17:20:47 debian]$ cat copyright
> This package was debianized by Shaul Karl <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
> It is based on previous deb packages made by
> Yann Dirson <email@example.com>, Christoph Lameter
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> and David Engel <email@example.com>.
> Its source was downloaded from
> Upstream Author(s): Thomas A. Phelps <phelps@ACM.org>
> TkMan is distributed under the Artistic License (see
> (This version of TkMan represents a complete rewrite of version 1.4 of
> 1993, which is copyrighted by the Regents of the University of
> California, and therefore is not under their jurisdiction.)
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> On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Shaul Karl wrote:
> > [02:13:00 tkman-2.1]$ grep Section debian/control -A 1
> > Section: doc
> > Priority: optional
> > [02:13:04 tkman-2.1]$
> > Isn't the above enough for having the local deb installed in main?
> > dpkg insists that it is non-free.
> > [02:13:59 /tmp]$ grep-status -P tkman | grep Priority -A 1
> > Priority: optional
> > Section: non-free/doc
> > [02:14:07 /tmp]$
> The section is set by the override file of the ftp admins that overrides
> the settings of the maintainer. The previous version of tkman was in
> non-free, and the section doesn't change automatically in the override
> file if you change it in the package. File a bug against ftp.debian.org
> and the ftp admins will change the setion.
> - --
> A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
> "Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
> -- Mahatma Ghandi
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> -- Shaul Karl <email@example.com>
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