[IAEP] etoys now available in Debian's non-free repository

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Fri Jun 20 11:21:50 CEST 2008


etoys is now available in Debian's non-free repository, so it's not officially 
part of Debian (non-free isnt Debian), but technically can be installed with 
apt-get/aptitude easily.

The reason for having it in non-free is that the Debian ftpmasters don't think 
it passes the criteria for inclusion in main. The etoys maintainers disagree 
with that but have decided to upload it to non-free for the time being, for 
the benefit of the users, so they can install it easily. 

The reasons are described in more detail 
in /usr/share/doc/etoys/README.non-free - readable for the next 72h at 

The next step will be to file a bug against ftp.debian.org to (hopefully) get 
this resolved and etoys moved into main. Most probably this will take some 
time until I do that, to not distract us (Debian people) from releasing Lenny 
in time.

That's also why we gave up trying to convince the ftpmasters now (we tried..), 
time is running out to get new software into Lenny...

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