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virtual, dummy, and transitional packages

Postby hadriankross » August 27th, 2015, 1:40 am

...or lack thereof.

Considering downgrading to wheezy over libjpeg62/libjpeg62-turbo in jessie (this is also a development question).

Multiarch, at least i386 and amd64, seems to be working fine, esp. for gkrellm.

Nothing I try to install seems to be able to detect the virtual package...

Am I missing a config setting? OR Can I create my own dummy package?

And no, I will not divulge my sources again.
Because I'm not your f*****g product tester.
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Re: virtual, dummy, and transitional packages

Postby Pick2 » August 28th, 2015, 4:21 am

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Re: virtual, dummy, and transitional packages

Postby hadriankross » September 1st, 2015, 5:06 am

Asinine comments aside, this question is more with a view to development--old and new.
Unfortunately that response is not a solution, nor even a very good post.
Perhaps developer circles will understand the question, and the underlying issue, more thoroughly.

You did make the distinction between users and developers with the forum's name.

Where may I and others find the "debian developer forums"?

edit: oh joy, I found it: https://www.debian.org/devel/join/ (I can post links as well; maybe not as good as yours, but equally informative. I also like "Cowboy Beebop"; especially the character known as Ed.)

edit: Always liked wikipedia:
(Hey maybe these are on par with your links??)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian
http://www.spi-inc.org/corporate/ (that's a lot of bureaucracy for a free hacker-based OS; probably what's generating a lot of the criticism)
https://www.debian.org/trademark (why spend the resources to "trademark" a free product?? See Iceweasel, etc. ? IDGI--might not be unfounded; nothing wrong with new iterations and new art--anything wrong with (CC) ??)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Murdock (OK)
Hopefully no relation to:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Murdoch (Any connection to Roanoke Rupert??)

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Preferably informative posts from now on; thanks.
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Re: virtual, dummy, and transitional packages

Postby Randicus Draco Albus » September 1st, 2015, 10:49 pm

that's a lot of bureaucracy for a free hacker-based OS; probably what's generating a lot of the criticism
Most likely the bureaucracy grew as the project grew. It was initially a community project with a democratic structure. As it grew larger, the management system crew more complex.

why spend the resources to "trademark" a free product?
To prevent theft of the project's name and work? Without the protection of a trademark, someone could put the name IceWeasel on a crappy browser they create. It would be confused with the real thing and both IceWeasel and Debian would suffer. Shuttleworth could have called his modified Debian "Debian for humans." Again, confusing it with the real project and damaging the project's reputation. Just because something is free does not mean it does not need to be protected.
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