Bug#54095: www.debian.org: trn wrongly listed as non-free
On Wed, Jan 05, 2000 at 03:47:58AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> Package: www.debian.org
> Version: N/A;
> Severity: normal
> The package listing for Matthew Vernon in
> http://www.debian.org/devel/people lists trn as non-free. This can't be
> right, surely? 'dpkg -p' reports it as main on my system.
This is a problem with trn. It is in non-free (which I'll assume is correct.
I haven't checked), but it lists its section as news instead of non-free/news.
I'm reassigning this against trn.
Note the entry for Filename in the following:
bash$ dpkg -p trn
Maintainer: Matthew Vernon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: libc6, libc6 (>= 2.1), libncurses4 (>= 4.2-3.1), inews
Description: Threaded USENET news reader, based on rn
trn is the most widely-used newsreader on USENET - even to the
point of being a de-facto standard. It has a powerful full screen
text mode user interface, where most actions are available at the
press of a single key. It is highly configurable.
This version of trn reads news from a news server via NNTP (the
Network News Transfer Protocol). You must have a news server
available - large sites usually provide a site-wide server.
If you install a news server on your system (either containing
just local newsgroups or with a partial or full USENET feed) you
can configure trn to access it.
James (Jay) Treacy