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Re: Reviewing data in the debian-cd packages

Subject: Re: Reviewing data in the debian-cd packages
From: Ingo Juergensmann
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 16:08:11 +0200
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 05:41:57AM +0200, Michael Schmitz wrote:

>> I'll have to let Christian answer for the licensing of
>> cts_amiga_info.tar.gz. The rest of the amiga icons are in the d-i
>> repo. If these have clear licensing (I'm pretty sure they do) then
>> we should probably move them there too.
>> As I recall they were created either by or for Christian to use with
>> debian-cd. I don't believe they have a source form.
> IIRC the initial .info files (icon data needed by AmigaOS in order to 
> start particular install shell scripts) were created by Frank Neumann. 
> The others are by Christian. All were intended for distribution with the 
> install CDs (but Christian should perhaps confirm that). My impression 
> was that these files are created by some sort of resource editor which is 
> part of AmigaOS, so there's no source (though the file format should not 
> be too difficult to reverse engineer).

Uh, well... IconEditor is part of every AmigaOS installation. But there's no
magic in the file format and usually there should be tools that can convert
from/to *.info. At least http://linux.die.net/man/1/infotopam gives a short
description of the format and I wouldn't mind if someone would replace the
old icons with some (smaller) new ones. ;) 

>> They probably shouldn't be living in tar archives anyway. :)
> Perhaps not - there may be special permissions required for these files 
> to be properly recognized, though (at least that's the case for start 
> scripts).

True, Amiga file permissions are rather different from Unix file
permissions. Just mind the Script (S) or Delete (D) flags. 

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