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Re: SEUL: Debian versus RedHat and DPKG versus RPM

I wrote:
> A package need not contain the software it installs: there is a Debian
> package for Netscape.

Marcus Berglund writes:
> And it requires you to download Netscape, to install it...

No, Netscape requires that.  It isn't Debian's fault that Netscape forbids
redistribution.  My point is that it is quite possible for a package
manager to install and manage software that is not distributed in a

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