Re: Proposed transition plan for non-free and call for help
On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 11:22:28AM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 09:25:32AM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 08:15:42PM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> > > On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 07:48:20PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > > What about recomends and suggests of contrib or non-free packages from
> > > > debian/main ?
> > >
> > > How should it handle it?
> > Well, i would say that recomends and suggests from packages in the
> > debian distribution to packages in non-free are allowed, but not
> > depends, as it currently the case.
> I was under the impression that we only allow Suggests: on non-free
Yeah, probably. i always confund these two, probably because my french
background would make me intuit the inverse meaning for those two.
> > This is a problem though, since some see this as debian advertizing
> > non-free, or thighly tying this new non-free.org to debian, which some
> > find a hatefull thing.
> This might be true. However, it has nothing to do with either this GR or
> non-free.org. If Debian at large or the maintainers of main packages do
> not want to Suggest: non-free packages anymore, so be it. I believe this
> is a social issue, not a technical one.
Well, unless someone would force me not to do that anymore, and thus we
will have another year long flamewar on the issue. After all some would
say the place were non-free is held is a technical issue also, and very
much of importance, but see how wrong that was.
> Giving the user the choice whether they want to see suggestions of
> non-free packages seems like a good idea in general to me, though.
And notice how the proposal i made is generic, not non-free.org