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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: [gNewSense-users] Add/Remove... suggestion to in

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] Re: [gNewSense-users] Add/Remove... suggestion to install or work with non-free software
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 18:22:20 +0930

On Sat, 13 Jun 2009 23:41:18 +0200
Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> wrote:

> Karl Goetz schreef:
> > On Fri, 12 Jun 2009 20:38:43 +0200
> > Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> wrote:
> > 
> >> Karl Goetz schreef:
> > (For the lists benefit:)
> > For single source:binary packages its really easy. A line like this
> > should remove the package.
> > 
> > DONT_CHROOT=1 ensure_updated helix-player helix-player $RELEASE$i
> > "./remove-package helix-player" ''
> > 
> I've looked at Builder some more: './remove-package FOO' comes down
> to 'reprepro remove FOO', which deletes the FOO source and binary
> packages. E.g.: ./remove-package firefox-3.0 means that you can't
> 'apt-get install firefox-3.0' or 'apt-get source firefox-3.0', but
> you still can 'apt-get install firefox-3.0-dom-inspector' (which is a
> binary from the firefox-3.0 source package).

I could believe it. I wont bother trying to fix it in our current
builder implementation, unless its causing freedom issues we've not

> Disclaimer: this is an educated guess, not tested in practice.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
No, I won't join your social networking group

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