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Re: Statistics on non-free usage

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 12:25:21PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 12:51:52PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > So, we have a situation where the #1 and #3 packages installed from
> > > "non-free" on people's systems are not actually present in Debian's
> > > non-free (any more).  Also, no version of Java later than 1.1 is
> > > present.
> > yep, but these are also the most high profile packages. I guess the
> > situation is different for other packages in non-free.
> > Also, installing java stuff from third party sources is a pain. See for
> > example the problem with mozilla-cvs and mozilla-snapshot, which you
> > have to hand fix in the postinst. Also, there is no 1.4 .deb for powerpc
> > for example.
> I'm not sure how this is germane to the discussion.  We've already
> established that there are no packages of recent Java implementations
> that we *can* distribute in non-free, so it doesn't affect the question
> of keeping non-free.

Well, it establish that third party debian packages are in general of
lower quality than debian debian packages, even those which are in


Sven Luther

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