Re: Deprecating (and deactivation) of an archive feature?!
Charles Plessy <email@example.com> writes:
> In the end, the contrib category is free software, so why not simply
> downgrade it as a priority level, lower than "extra"?
I'm assuming that you mean doing this instead of keeping it as a separate
> This would solve the problem for our puzzled users as well as for the
> developpers packaging software that is partially dependant on things not
> available in the main archive, and the consistency of the Debian
> operating system would be:
> - guaranteed for packages of priority optional or higher,
> - possibly conflicutal for extra packages,
> - defective by missing dependancies for contrib packages.
I think it would be very surprising to have installation of a package from
the main distribution area result in downloading non-free software from
elsewhere, which is a common case for contrib packages.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>