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Re: summary of software licenses in non-free

On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 02:20:22PM +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 12:23:09PM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > On 2004-01-13 12:35:58 +0000 Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> wrote:
> > 
> > >On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 10:22:04AM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> > >>So what were you calling a major PITA to our users, then?
> > >Lots of it. Dealing with a new archive. Dealing with a different
> > >BTS. etc. Especially since it's all con and no pro for those users.
> > 
> > New archive is a one-time edit to sources.list, dealing with a 
> > different BTS seems to require little user effort (Bugs header, 
> > reportbug files), etc.
> The question is: Would we want APT-frontends to cast out warnings like
> 'WARNING: You still have ftp.debian.org[...] non-free in your
> sources.list. Please update your entry to point to ftp.nonfree.org'?
> Would the maintainers even accept it? I believe we could go a long way
> to ease the transition for users by tuning our package tools (*apt*,
> reportbug come to mind) a bit. That would need some cooperation with
> the maintainers, though.

The main problem being the non-existance of ftp.non-free.org, and the
doubt that such a thing will ever happen in a satisfactory way.


Sven Luther

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