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Re: in or out of the distribution (Re: An ammendment (Re: Formal CFV: General Resolution to Abolish Non-Free))



On Mon, Jun 12, 2000 at 12:53:44PM -0600, Bruce Sass wrote:
> If you really want to show that non-free and contrib are not part of the
> distribution you should move them out from under "dists".
> ftp...debian.org/
> 	debian/			# has infrastructure support
> 		dists/...		# DFSG free
> 		not-dists/...		# not DFSG free
> 	not-debian/		# no infrastructure support
> 		[1]/

ftp.debian.org/pub/debian/not-debian ?

Having it outside of the debian/ hierarchy just causes problems for
mirrors. For that matter, having it outside of dists/ just causes problems
for Apt, really.

Compare,

deb http://foo.debian.org/debian woody main add-on/contrib add-on/non-free
    vs, ummm,
deb http://foo.debian.org/debian woody main
deb http://foo.debian.org/debian/not-dists/woody contrib/ non-free/

It just seems better to state what stuff *is*, rather than what it's not.

> Since any change is unlikely to happen before Woody, why not discuss
> incorporating Hurd, BSD(?), whatever into the archive.  e.g.,

Hurd's already incorporated: dists/unstable/main/binary-hurd-i386/*
(there's exactly one .deb in dists/unstable/non-free/binary-hurd-i386/,
btw :)

Cheers,
aj

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