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Re: lynx-dev Re: [CHRPM]

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: [CHRPM]
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 06:20:06 -0500
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021117 Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 10:30:19AM -0500, Philip Webb wrote:
>> 021117 Stefan van der Eijk wrote:
>>> Name     : lynx           Relocations: (not relocateable)
>>> Version  : 2.8.5          Vendor: MandrakeSoft
>>> Release  :  Build Date: Sun Nov 17 12:21:56 2002
>>> WARNING: In some countries, it is illegal to export this package. In some
>>> countries, it may even be illegal to use it.
>> is this still the case?  if so, at least one such country should be named;
>> if not, the last two lines should be dropped.
> probably - but who is the package maintainer?

presumably Stefan van der Eijk.

>> is this being done by Mandrake or by Lynx (ie presumably Tom Dickey)?

sorry, on reflection this sounds a bit harsh: no criticism was intended ...

> Mandrake of course

... of course (smile).

> lynx can be configured to use SSL, but does not include it.

as DW/DK pointed out, the warning seems to be re criminal a/a civil liability.

> The same comment applies to packages of w3m and links.

there is no such warning attached to either of these RPMs by Mandrake.
it looks as if the warning for Lynx has simply never been updated, ie removed.

i sent a revised note to Mandrake Cooker re this, but no-one has replied.

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