Re: Switching to Linux and C

From: HÁRSFALVI Levente <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 23:20:08 +0200
Message-ID: <>
Hi Spiro!,

On 2017-08-23 23:08, Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> Hello,
> * On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 10:09:46PM +0200 HÁRSFALVI Levente wrote:
>> On 2017-08-23 19:44, Gerrit Heitsch wrote:
>>> ...
>>> And on Ubuntu you don't need to compile VICE, it's in the repository,
>>> you only need to install it with 'apt-get install vice'.
>> You need to tinker with obtaining and populating the ROM files, though.
> That's because the VICE in Ubuntu is the VICE from Debian. Like with
> many other packages, Ubuntu does not do any own work here, but relies
> completely on Laszlo's work on Debian.

I thought they were omitted due to legal reasons (that is, Linux distros
having no formal rights to redistribute Commodore ROM files), so I was
under the impression that such packages probably couldn't make into
mainstream dists anyway. (Myself, I've been a Gentoo user for a rather
long time and never had problems with VICE ebuilds not installing every
and all ROMs included in the source distribution; however, Gentoo
probably doesn't classify as a mainstream dist, and portage has an
inherent capability to manage situations where the install material or
at least some part of it is not legally redistributable.)

Best regards,


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