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Re: [PROPOSED] Change package relations policy to remove references to non-free from main

On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 01:33:43PM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 01, 1999 at 02:57:49PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > > Perhaps the keyring (entire keyring) should be in non-us rather than
> > > contrib?
> > Why? There is nothing export-controlled about the keyring, if the keyring
> > should go anyplace, it would be data/main or just plain main.
> The keyring doesn't serve much purpose without gnupg in non-US/main.
> Since this creates a dependency of sorts (or at least a Recommends) for
> gnupg, non-US/main is the best place for it.

non-US is for programs and such that can't be distributed from the US,
not things that depend on them.

Is there any reason why US people shouldn't include non-US/main in their
sources.list anyway? If so, then in the interest of letting people get
whatever they can from the closest source, even things non installable
without non-US stuff should be in main.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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