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Re: contrib

On Mon, Mar 15, 2004 at 01:59:09AM -0500, Evan Prodromou wrote:
> >>>>> "AS" == Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> writes:
>     Me> So, am I correct in saying that the fate of the "contrib"
>     Me> section is unspecified in the current GR?
>     AS> Yes, except that the constraint requiring it to exist is
>     AS> removed. The fate of contrib is a policy matter, since it's
>     AS> essentially just a question of "Which packages are allowed to
>     AS> have unsatisfied dependencies?". I expect it'll stay around
>     AS> for a while yet.
> OK. I guessed there were a few outcomes:
>     * "non-free" in the GR was shorthand for "contrib and non-free"

It means what it says, so that one is out...

>     * the GR doesn't specify that, but we take out contrib so we don't
>       have dangling dependencies
>     * we leave in contrib, with dangling dependencies
>     * contrib gets in incorporated into main, with dangling
>       dependencies

...but any of these are possible.

> Was it left out on purpose, so this decision could be made later?

Yes, it's pretty much irrelevant. Note that contrib already contains
many things that depend on the not-in-non-free Sun Java.

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