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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] No xv?

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] No xv?
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:20:01 +1030

On Sun, 28 Feb 2010 10:02:33 -0500
Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

> My trying to install xv was a mistake.  The program I wanted was gv.
> Nonetheless, It seems like a bug to get the message I got.
>     The package that refers to it is x11-common, one of the
> binaries. The reference is in Conflicts, meaning that xv is removed
> when is installed.
> Should x11-common be fixed not to refer to xv?
> Maybe there should be a "discard package" list
> and all mentions of those packages should be removed
> when copying other packages from Debian.

That means recompiling dozens (hundreds?) of packages for no gain other
then to remove 10 characters from a meta file.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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