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RE: Obscene content in cygwin file.
- From: Max dot Hyre at cardiopulmonarycorp dot com
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 11:10:43 -0500
- Subject: RE: Obscene content in cygwin file.
Steve Baldwin [firstname.lastname@example.org] offers:
> Maybe the package maintainer could consider building two
> packages : a 'clean' fortune and rename the current package
> to 'fortune-xxx'. I have no idea how easy or difficult this
> is, but it would satisfy both camps.
I second Steve. Debian offers both `fortunes' and `fortunes-off'
("offensive"), which sounds like the way to go, and should ease the
`fortune' maintainer's life, as they're already split out. See below
for gory details.
Otherwise, my vote is
[x] Don't care. Can we go back to talking about how negative
this list is now?
If I really want the offensive ones, I can dig them out of Debian for
------------------------- gory details ----------------------------
The Debian packages can be found at
> Package fortunes
> * stable (games): Data files containing fortune cookies
> 9708-25: all
> There are far over 15000 different 'fortune cookies' in this
> package. You'll need the fortune-mod package to display the cookies.
> Package fortunes-off
> * stable (games): Data files containing
> offensive fortune cookies 9708-25: all
> This package contains 'fortune cookies' which some may consider to be
> offensive. Please do not install this package if you or your users are
> easily offended. You'll need the fortune-mod package to display the
The `fortune-mod' package says
> These are the machine-dependent parts of the fortune package,
> i.e. the fortune program and the programs used for generating the
> data files. The fortune package displays epigrams selected randomly
> from a selection of fortune files. This is an enhanced version of
> the BSD program. The data files (which can be shared) are contained
> in the 'fortunes-min', 'fortunes', and 'fortunes-off' packages.
Cygwin could offer all three, or fold the appropriate parts of
`fortune-mod' into both the other two, but that's more (possibly
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