[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two

Michael scherer misc at zarb.org
Sat Nov 27 09:50:02 CET 2010

On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 12:02:54AM +0100, Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> A) i see no reason for codecs and firmware to be separate. However, i do 
> understand that some people would not want to install firmware, but i think we 
> should do this in another way, (like installing a meta package that enforces 
> some limits.)
> codecs seem odd to be separate, if they have patented problems they should go 
> in non_free, if no problem, they can go in core.

No. Read again the PLF web site 10 times. A codec ( or anything else ) can be 
patented and still be under a free license. 
Another real question is "how do we decide a patent is gonna cause trouble".

> C) if they are separate, they cannot be disabled by default, some stuff is 
> needed for stuff to work.

If someone install something, then he need it to use it to do some some work, so 
this would mean than anything need to be enabled by default if we start this 
line of reasoning...
> F) what is backports_testing? why can't that just be testing?

Because they may requires deps in backports ?

Michael Scherer

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