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Re: How much interest in a "debian-science.org" repository?

Carlo Segre wrote:
> The biggest problem with non-free packages, which many science-related
> pacakges would fall into, is that there is no automatic buildd system
> for them. 


I'm not sure if I did understand you right - are you saying that Debians
non-free suite has no autobuilders (which is not true), or that the
upstream packages have no build-systems attached to their sources? Or,
are they even all provided as binary-only?

Unrelated to that - non-free is not a problem in Debian, but
undistributable it is. That means, even if a package qualifies for
non-free, it's better to keep it in the non-free suite on debian.org
than on any other unofficial/secondary repository.

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