Re: could the "missing codec" redirection be more informative?

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On Mon, 23 Nov 2009, Ed Greshko wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >   on a fresh (and barely configured) f12 system, i tried to view
> > my first online .wmv file and was redirected here:
> >
> >
> >
> > which is moderately informative in terms of telling me what the
> > problem is, but utterly useless in terms of telling me how to fix
> > it.
> >
> >   yes, i realize the issues surrounding codecs, but would it be
> > unduly difficult to add to that section some advice on where to
> > *find* such codecs?  you know, point readers at rpmfusion or some
> > such?  is that not a legally acceptable thing to do?  because
> > that's *exactly* the sort of thing that will drive newcomers to
> > fedora totally nuts.
> >
> AFAIK, it is not legally acceptable to explicitly tell someone how
> to break the law.
> I hope nobody starts to argue about how silly they think these laws
> are.....

  um ... ok.  in that case, why is explicitly
pointing people at here?


Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

            Linux Consulting, Training and Kernel Pedantry.

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