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Re: status of non-US

* Martin Zobel-Helas (mhelas@helas.net) [040928 20:40]:
> On Tuesday, 28 Sep 2004, you wrote:
> > The only package in non-free left over is pgp5i; it is orphaned, but
> > somebody wants to adopt it and has already made packages (quite
> > recently). See http://bugs.debian.org/237370 for details.
> > non-free
> > ~~~~~~~~
> > Package: pgp5i
> > ITA, #237370

> is there really a need for that package?

citing from the bug report:
| After asking on debian-security, it appears that there is still a
| demand for pgp in debian. Although gpg provides a superset of
| features, it doesn't have IDEA support compiled in (it is
| patent-encumbered) but pgp, as it is non-US/non-free, can still
| support IDEA.

Furthermore, non-US/non-free is technically not replaced. As one package
(or even 2, 3, 4) is not too much work, this can easily be done. So, I
personally would go for that, and I'm prepared to put work into that.

   PGP 1024/89FB5CE5  DC F1 85 6D A6 45 9C 0F  3B BE F1 D0 C5 D1 D9 0C

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