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Bug#272667: xfonts-dosemu: I don't see why it's in contrib

On Tue, Sep 21, 2004 at 12:54:55PM +0100, ggi@st-andrews.ac.uk wrote:
> Package: xfonts-dosemu
> Version: 1.2.1-3
> I don't understand why this package isn't in main. I use the font it includes
> for playing NetHack in an xterm. As far as I can see, it doesn't depend on
> non-free things for use.

I think it's only because it is built from dosemu source package, which
in turn is in contrib because it depends on freedos, which was determined
at some point not to be buildable from source on a free system,
rendering it also into contrib.

I'm not sure what the policy is on building packages in main from
non-free/contrib source packages...

BTW, there is xfonts-bochs which provides a vga font in main...

Ryan Underwood, <nemesis@icequake.net>

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