Ubuntu Studio built by Canonical using Universe.

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Thu Jul 5 11:37:40 BST 2007

On Thu, Jun 28, 2007 at 02:07:20PM -0400, Cory K. wrote:
> Getting all the packages Ubuntu Studio uses into Main. I
> respectfully say I don't see this as a viable option as we use MANY
> packages from Universe. Here's our package list as of Feisty:
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/PackageList
> I don't see this as a option for 2 reasons. Time involved in getting
> these packages into Main and more importantly, I feel there's no way in
> hell all the packages even would be accepted. :)
> So. What can be done? Only thing I can think of is that the normal build
> process could be modified to included building from Universe. I'm sure
> this can be done as we have built our disks this way. It might just be a
> matter of resources which I'm sure are tight atm.

I see no reason why it should be necessary to push for these packages to go
into main.  The fact that Canonical is building the images for you should
not require any changes of policy on your part, and you can continue to ship
the same software that you otherwise would.

The reason that the standard build process excludes universe is as a safety
mechanism, because we do not want to inadvertently ship software from
universe.  It should be possible to modify this for the Ubuntu Studio build.

 - mdz

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