Handling of -source packages for kernel modules

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Fri Nov 16 15:25:51 GMT 2007

On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 07:26:59PM +0100, Cesare Tirabassi wrote:
> On Thursday 15 November 2007 18:03:45 Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > | > Should we blacklist those so we don't get them from Debian?
> > |
> > | No. What for? Are we short of archive space? They give the users a
> > | freedom of choice which could be dangerous for their mental health?
> >
> > I have seen users who have been confused by the existence of those
> > packages.
> >
> Then I think we should ask ourselves why they are confused by these packages 
> and if it is possible to educate them.
> I'm sorry, but I really don't think that we should always go for the lesser 
> denominator.
> Cesare
> PS. If we do go for the lesser denominator than please remove as well terminal 
> emulators from the base installation, I have seen many users who have been 
> confused by their existance.

These packages do not do what their descriptions say, and do not meet the
expectations of users who try to use them.  Furthermore, they are not
actually needed for their intended purpose, which is met in a more
straightforward way in Ubuntu.

 - mdz

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