[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#498475: will you please package libsmi-mibs-nonfree?

Marco d'Itri md at Linux.IT
Fri Dec 11 11:52:46 UTC 2009

On Dec 11, Darren Hoo <darren.hoo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Personally I would prefer a  libsmi-mibs-nonfree package.from my experience
> with packages like ttf-mscorefonts-installer or flash-plugin-installer,
> Using download script is always frustrating to those people like me who
> has an unstable  Internet connection,if download fails,it always renders the
> packages broken.
Indeed, I work next door to a major internet exchange and downloading
everything with snmp-mibs-downloader was still unacceptably slow.
It is also a very bad practice to distribute a package which will
automatically download files from web sites of third parties, both
because they could become unreachable over the life of the package and
because the people managing them may not like the additional traffic.

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