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Re: Moving contrib and non-free of master.debian.org

On Mon, 21 Jun 1999, Darren O. Benham wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 21, 1999 at 07:47:40PM -0600, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > For instance, your proposal is too specific because it does not provide
> > any guidance for what to do with non-us, the web pages, bug system, user
> > web pages or APT.

> Good point but (in the rest) I think you carried it to far.. to an extreme.

Deliberately so, but still. Sometimes painting a horror picture can focus
attention - As I said at the bottom, I feared a rehash of the merits of
names debate.
> > Incidently, as an aside.. to anyone who thinks that this would just be a
> > simple creation of a new host.. No, it isn't. In discussions it's pretty
> > much come out that it would be run by a different ftpmaster team, it would
> > have it's own upload arranagment and it's own mirror arranagement, we'd
> > need to find sponsorship and hardware to run it, etc. APT would no longer
> > list non-free components and would make no mention that they even
> > existed, etc.

> I don't see that as part of the proposal.. any of it.  Where would apt not
> have a comment section in the sources.list that said, for other packages...

Indeed, it isn't, all those things fall under the category of
'implementation details'. Ask the people involved, as I did, for their
feelings on the subject and that is a very real set of subsequent events.
You are asking why, I am saying that is how the people who are going to do
it have considered doing it, the proposal doesn't cover it so the various
teams in charge make the choices.

> Why can the web site not say, "information on other packages not part of
> Debian" and point to non-free.d.o.  Why does there have to be a seperate

For that you'll have to ask RMS - he suggested that idea, I have no idea
if anyone intends to pick it up, but voting in a proposal like this is a
strong starting point for such things.


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