Bug#595427: wnpp: ITP: winetricks -- Quick and dirty script to download and install variousredistributable runtime libraries
* Jari Aalto (firstname.lastname@example.org) [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
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