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Bug#48045: normal and non-US names

On Fri, 21 Sep 2001 03:35:33 +1000
Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 21, 2001 at 02:28:47AM +1000, Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > The 'normal' component by itself should be called 'crippled'.
> > 'Crippled': A damaged or defective object or device.
> Software in main that is damaged or defective should be fixed or removed.
If laws allow.

> Surely we've got better things to do than waste time and energy fixing
> things that fundamentally aren't broken. (Consider the amount of time
> changing the name "non-US" to anything else would use up on the part
> of ftpmasters (changing the archive and archive management software),
> developers (reuploading every non-US package with all the instances of
> non-US replaced with whatever new name is decided upon -- which will be
> needed to ensure autobuilding works), and users (fixing apt
> and then compare it to the benefit (possibly propogating a nebulous
> sense of dissatisfaction with some laws)).

I think the name is confusing the way it is, so i do indeed consider it to
be fundamentally broken, no better than random words.

It doesnt have to happen overnight, do you honestly think we should forever
keep a name that is confusing to new debian users, never fix the problem ?


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