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Re: Packages with non-distributable distfiles (was: CVS commit: pkgsrc/cad/simian-docs=

On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 02:35:49AM +0400, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
> We have many packages that do have distfile but don't build on some platforms.
> This problem is definitly more important than having few packages of software
> not as freely available to everyone as software from GNU project.

I think you missed the part where it is simply not legal to distribute
the distfiles. A large part of the cases here are simply useless if you
don't have the file. Personally, if I would care about one of the
packages, I would keep a local copy and be done. Let's not talk about
messing up wip without a factual base, e.g. someone mass moving packages
just because they were created at some point and must be preserved.


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