Missing packages

Koffie Yahoo koffieyahoo at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 27 05:19:35 PST 2003

>From: Mario Sergio Fujikawa Ferreira <lioux at FreeBSD.org>
>On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 11:24:40AM +0100, Koffie Yahoo wrote:
> >
> > >From: Kris Kennaway <kris at obsecurity.org>
> > >
> > >On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 10:06:10AM +0100, Koffie Yahoo wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >> At least two of the packages from 5.1-RELEASE/i386 are missing from 
> > >ftp
> > >> server:
> > >>
> > >> category multimedia: win32-codecs-011002.2.0.90.p7
> > >> category editors: xemacs-21.4.12
> > >
> > >win32-codecs may not be redistributed for license reasons.
> >
> > Shouldn't this be a reason to remove it from the ports collection?
>	Not really. The ports collection does not exist exclusively
>for the purpose of generating packages. With non-redistributable
>licenses, it is still possible to build the port locally (i. e.,
>in your own computer) even though you should not try to distribute
>generate packages or anything. For example, jdk 1.4. Therefore, the
>port exists to save anyone the time of figuring out how to build,
>install, deinstall some port. :)

But of course,... my apologies. I think I was half asleep as usual... I was 
also a bit annoyed (nothing to do with you!!), as I’m only connected to the 
Internet through a Windows machine at the moment which of course does not 
allow me to build packages myself.

Maybe mplayer, xine, etc could you the same scheme as Mozilla does for the 
java plugin: just give a warning when a related non-essential package is not 
present, which win32-codec is as far as I know.

Jeroen K.

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