Re: Moving contrib and non-free of master.debian.org
*Wichert Akkerman - Debian project leader wrote:
> The Debian distribution itself consists only of the main-tree. Contrib
> and non-free are there mostly as a (popular) service to our users. But
> the distinction isn't as visible as it used to be; advances in searching
> in the distribution and tools like apt make it very hard to see when
> something is in main and when not. Just using seperate trees in the
> archive isn't as effective a method making the distinction anymore as it
Moving non-free to another server won't make any difference with
apt. It will still get the non-free packages transparantly.
> used to be.
Will it create problems for mirrors? I suppose people mirroring debian
will put non-free back in the same tree as main, if they choose to continue
I like things they way they are. You can easily have a 100% free
installation if you choose. Assuring no dependencies in main on non-free
software is currently working well. This is the most important thing to
me; that the developers are able to easily work on a 100% free distribution.
You can also easily add non-free software if you choose.
John Lapeyre <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org