Re: Intent to move mysql-base and mysql-dev to main
On Fri, Jul 31, 1998 at 10:35:15PM +0200, David Frey wrote:
> On Fri, 31 Jul 1998 23:15:07 +1000 Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 31, 1998 at 08:43:36AM -0400, Dale Scheetz wrote:
> > > Hamish wrote:
> > > > I don't see why the non-free parts of the source have to be remov
> > > > from the .orig.tar.gz -- just don't build them.
> > >
> > > Because the source must be distributable as well as the binary.
> > Hmmm... it is, we are distributing it for non-free.
> Which makes the whole thing non-free (from the policy manual):
> In addition, the packages in "main"
> must not require a package outside of "main" for compilation or
> execution (thus, the package may not declare a "Depends" or
> "Recommends" relationship on a non-main package),
But that is for binary packages. My suggestion was that a pristine
copy of the source would exist in main to build the free components,
and another pristine copy of the source would exist in non-free to build
the non-free components. I think this makes the upstream source handling
much cleaner, and I'm not convinced that is breaches any policies/licenses.
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