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Old 03-15-2011, 06:07 PM
Andreas Barth
Default Bug#595427: wnpp: ITP: winetricks -- Quick and dirty script to download and install variousredistributable runtime libraries

* Jari Aalto (jari.aalto@cante.net) [110315 19:57]:
> What is the status of this ITP opened 2010-10-03, 6 months ago? To my
> understanding winetricks:

> - does not depend on external programs outside of Debian.
> - is a single utility that helps quite a bit to install WINE related
> software much easier.

"downloaders" are typically considered contrib.

> - has nothing to do with WINE package itself, so bundling it would
> not be good. Winetricks update schedule is different from WINE.


> - There is no sense of making integration "packages for WINE" like
> those of Perl and Python, because WinE/Windows is too unstable
> platform to target at.

I still think that building the packages winetricks downloads (and
installing them by normal debian means) would be helpful. However, I
agree with you that

> Could we just package it as is for the benefit of the users?

that's still better than nothing. Splitting things off could be a
second step.


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